Virginia students are showing improvement on math SOL tests.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released its Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates Tuesday. Statewide, 71 percent of students passed the challenging 2012-2013 mathematics assessment, compared with 68 percent the previous year.
The new tests were introduced two years ago.
“I am so proud of the thousands of teachers in school divisions across this diverse state whose focus on critical thinking and problem solving – as well as mathematics content knowledge – prepared students to increase their achievement on these rigorous assessments,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright said. “Raising standards is difficult, but well worth the effort. We are asking students to meet higher expectations so that when they graduate, they will be ready for college and the work force.”
To see how Virginia students performed by grade in math as well as in the Statewide Reading & Writing, Science and History/Social Science SOL tests click here.
Division-level 2012-2013 SOL test results/pass rates can be found at this link.
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