The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent.
Standards of Learning
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education and driver education.
In the four core areas of English, mathematics, science and history/social science, a curriculum framework also is provided that details the specific knowledge and skills students must possess to meet the standards for these subjects.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the nation’s longstanding Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), requires states to set Annual Measurable Objectives for increasing student achievement to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.
Virginia public schools receive state accreditation ratings and are accountable under a federal accountability reporting system. Under the state accreditation system, Schools earn ratings based on performance on school quality indicators. Click here to see the most current ratings for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Under the federal accountability system indicators are used to identify schools for support and improvement.