Tuesday, August 11, 2015

HCPS SOL Pass Rates are on the Rise!


Today, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released 2015 SOL pass rates for the state, school divisions, and individual schools.  While we are still waiting for official accreditation results from the VDOE (scheduled to be released in September), HCPS made gains in passing rates across the board!  In fact, HCPS had increases from 1-7 percentage points across all content areas.

  • Passing rates for English: Reading increased from 67% to 74%
  • Passing rates for English: Writing increased from 71% to 72%
  • Passing rates for mathematics increased from 69% to 76%
  • Passing rates for history increased from 85% to 87%
  • Passing rates for science increased from 78% to 82%
In addition to the increases noted with all students, substantial increases were also realized for specific student groups.  For English: Reading and mathematics, all student groups made gains.  In particular, the passing rates for African American students increased by 10 percentage points in English: Reading and 11 percentage points in mathematics.  In addition, the passing rate for our limited English proficient (LEP) students increased by 11 percentage points for  English: Reading and 13 percentage points for mathematics.  

Individual schools in Henry County also made notable gains in passing rates.  For example, the passing rate for English: Reading at Stanleytown Elementary increased from 63% last year to 80% this year.  In addition, Stanleytown's passing rate for mathematics increased from 62% to 84%. Sanville Elementary also posted a substantial gain in mathematics with an increase from 65% last year to 82% in 2015.  Our middle schools (Laurel Park and Fieldale-Collinsville) also had increased passing rates in all subject areas.  Finally, the mathematics passing rate for Magna Vista High School increased substantially from 67% to 79%.  There are several other success stories that will be shared in the coming weeks.  If you are interested to learn more about the pass rates for the school division or individual schools, go to the VDOE website at the following link:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/accreditation_federal_reports/index.shtml#passrates

Certainly, these success stories are the result of hard work.  Our teachers, administrators, parents, and students have all contributed to these accomplishments.  Way to go, HCPS!  I am proud of your successes, and I'm grateful to have you as a part of our team!

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