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A closer look at Virginia’s new system for calculating school accreditation

A closer look at Virginia’s new system for calculating school accreditation
Posted on 08/02/2018

Virginia’s revised system for calculating school accreditation goes into effect this school year. No longer will school accreditation ratings be primarily based on Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. Now, accreditation will be based on SOL results and a series of additional School Quality Indicators. In a press release announcing the changes, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) indicated that these changes are “designed to encourage continuous improvement for all schools while placing increased emphasis on closing achievement gaps between student groups and providing a more comprehensive view of school quality.”

Here is a closer look at factors that are calculated under Virginia’s new Standards of Accreditation (SOA) system.

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