August 27, 2014
(AP) - Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state's more rigorous mathematics tests and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests.
The state Department of Education released Standards of Learning results for the 2013-2014 school year Wednesday.
Overall, 74 percent of students passed the math assessments in the 2013-2014 school year, compared with 71 percent the year before.
Math results have been rebounding since educators revised standards in 2011 aimed at better preparing students for college or post-graduation employment. English and science tests were revised in 2012.
Officials say 74 percent of students passed the reading tests and 75 percent passed the writing portion.
In science, 80 percent passed their grade-level or end-of-course tests, and 84 percent passed their history and social science tests.
Locally, in Albemarle County, reading scores were flat. Writing, history and science scores were down slightly. Math scores were up slightly, compared to last year.
In Charlottesville, history scores were down slightly. Reading, writing and science scores were up slightly. Math scores jumped five points from last year.
Fluvanna County saw slight decreases in reading, writing and history scores. Math scores jumped seven points and science saw a four point drop.
Greene County schools were down in reading, writing and history. Science and Math results improved from last year.
Madison County schools were up in all categories except science, where there was a seven point drop.
For a full list of results, click on the attached document.