Virginia SOL scores higher than last years

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores have gone up significantly since last year, according to the Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples.

Virginia students earned five points more in reading and mathematics and two points more in writing, science and history.

“I am so proud of the dedication shown by teachers, students, and the administrative staff of these schools in pursuing academic success,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “The legislation that we proposed and that I signed into law not only gives students a second chance, but more importantly, gives them the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the material. By joining bipartisan legislation with the hard work of local school divisions, we are well on the way to preparing all of our students to succeed in the new Virginia economy.”

African-American and Hispanic students making significant progress toward closing persistent achievement gaps. Overall performance of African-American students in mathematics improved by seven points in 2014-2015, while Hispanic students achieved six-point gains in reading and mathematics.

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