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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FCPS Releases 2011-12 SOL Pass Rates

Students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have passed the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) mathematics and reading assessments at rates that meet or exceed those of students across Virginia for all subgroups, except for Hispanic students in mathematics (see mathematics table), based on data released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). According to Superintendent Jack D. Dale, FCPS continues to focus on rigorous individualized learning and narrowing achievement gaps.  The school system’s emphasis is on challenging each child to reach his or her full potential (see attachment 1).
Under the new, rigorous mathematics SOL tests introduced during the 2011-12 school year, FCPS pass rates exceeded those of Virginia by 2 to 11 points for all subgroups except Hispanic students in math. 

Mathematics

Subgroup

Virginia

FCPS

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

All Students

87

68

92

78

Black

77

52

83

61

Hispanic

83

61

85

60

Asian

95

87

97

89

Economically Disadvantaged

78

54

84

60

Limited English Proficient

82

59

86

62

Students with Disabilities

66

40

81

50

White

90

75

96

86

 

There was little change in subgroup performance in English reading on the 2011-12 tests.  Pass rates in FCPS continue to exceed pass rates for Virginia for all subgroups by 1 to 18 points.  English reading tests taken by students during the 2012-13 school year will be based on revised standards.

 

English Reading

Subgroup

Virginia

FCPS

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

All Students

88

89

93

94

Black

80

80

87

88

Hispanic

84

84

86

87

Asian

94

95

96

96

Economically Disadvantaged

80

81

85

86

Limited English Proficient

79

80

85

86

Students with Disabilities

67

66

85

84

White

92

93

97

97

 

Student performance on the 2011-12 science SOL tests showed little change.  Pass rates on science tests in FCPS continue to meet or exceed pass rates for Virginia for all subgroups except Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.  Science tests taken by students during the 2012-13 school year will be based on revised standards approved by the Board of Education.

 

Science

Subgroup

Virginia

FCPS

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

All Students

90

91

91

91

Black

81

82

80

82

Hispanic

84

85

80

81

Asian

95

95

95

96

Economically Disadvantaged

82

83

78

79

Limited English Proficient

78

79

79

79

Students with Disabilities

70

70

74

74

White

94

95

96

96

Subgroup performance on new history and social science SOL tests, first introduced during the 2010-11 school year, continued to improve with most subgroups making  1 to 3 point gains in FCPS and 1 to 2 point gains in Virginia.

History-Social Science

 

Virginia

FCPS

Subgroup

2010-11

2011-12

2010-11

2011-12

All Students

84

85

89

90

Black

73

74

78

81

Hispanic

77

79

76

78

Asian

93

94

94

95

Economically Disadvantaged

72

74

74

77

Limited English Proficient

73

75

76

78

Students with Disabilities

61

61

70

71

White

89

90

95

95

            The VDOE has updated its online report cards for schools, school divisions, and the state with data on the performance of student subgroups on 2011-12 SOL tests in English, mathematics, science, and history-social science. The report cards are available in the Virginia School Report Card section of the VDOE website.    The updated data include test-by-test pass rates and subject-area pass rates for Asian, Black, economically disadvantaged, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and White students, as well as students with disabilities and other subgroups. 

 Attachment 1

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Note:  For more information, contact Kathy Oliver at 571-423-1405.