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Standards of Learning

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  • Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend

    Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend
    Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly. The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
  • Improvement plans in works for two Newport News schools denied accreditation

     Improvement plans in works for two Newport News schools denied accreditation
    Newport News school officials are looking at ways to improve academic performance at Sedgefield and Newsome Park elementary schools, which were denied conditional accreditation from the state Board of Education Oct. 23. Brian Nichols, NNPS chief...
  • Gloucester SOL scores mirror state trend

    GLOUCESTER – Majority of the Standards of Learning test results for Gloucester County mirror that of the statewide trend with upward movement in math scores but drops in reading numbers. Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons said he expects,...
  • Sept. 20 Letters: Watermen, same-sex marriages, Virginia waters, President Obama, SOLs

    I realize that when the governor asks to see the crab numbers move up, that the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the Natural Resource Department have to respond. After all, they serve at the pleasure of the governor — and they would all...
  • Menchville High in Newport News honored for financial literacy test scores

    Menchville High School was named a Blue Star school in recognition of its students' successful performance on the 2013-14 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test, according to Newport News Public Schools officials. W!SE, or Working in Support of...
  • McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses

    McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe will call for criminal background checks as part of the licensing process for nurses, and he included funding for the new program in his budget proposal this week. The system now is based on self disclosure, with...
  • Hampton sorority donates coats to students

    The Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. bought a coat for every student at Cary Elementary School recently, presenting 391 coats at a school assembly, according to Hampton City Schools officials. "As chairman of our program...
  • Review: More flexibility called for in Virginia schools

    RICHMOND – Twelve recommendations bubbled out of a four-month look at Virginia's Standards of Learning, and they'll be developed into reform proposals as the General Assembly goes back into session next month. Perhaps the biggest change would allow...
  • Hampton schools superintendent discusses accreditation, iPad rollout at Community Education Forum

    Hampton schools superintendent discusses accreditation, iPad rollout at Community Education Forum
    HAMPTON—Hampton City Schools Superintendent Linda Shifflette explained how changes to Standards of Learning tests have led to lower student scores across Virginia, including Hampton, as part of Monday's Community Education Forum. Approximately...
  • Arts, dedicated teachers help Armstrong Elementary School in Hampton earn National Blue Ribbon School honor

    Arts, dedicated teachers help Armstrong Elementary School in Hampton earn National Blue Ribbon School honor
    HAMPTON — Leigh Szukelewicz leads students in a rousing rap song called the "Coastal Plains Rap," extolling everything from the region's peanuts and seafood, to history and shipbuilding. This is how Standards of Learning lessons are taught, and...
  • Virginia SOL committee mulls testing changes

    RICHMOND – A committee put together to take a deep dive on state testing reforms is on track to make recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly before year's end. The Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, created during this year's...