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Standards of Learning

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  • Sept. 20 Letters: Watermen, same-sex marriages, Virginia waters, President Obama, SOLs

    I realize that when the governor asks to see the crab numbers move up, that the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the Natural Resource Department have to respond. After all, they serve at the pleasure of the governor — and they would all...
  • Newport News, Hampton see drops in accreditation

    Newport News, Hampton see drops in accreditation
    Newport News and Hampton both saw fewer schools in their divisions fully accredited by the state, according to data released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education. Eleven schools in Newport News were fully accredited for this school year,...
  • Virginia Board of Education sets guidelines for alternative assessments to SOL testing

    Virginia Board of Education sets guidelines for alternative assessments to SOL testing
    The state Board of Education today approved guidelines for local assessments that will replace five discontinued Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this year. These include: Grade 3 History/Social Science, Grade 3 Science, Grade 5 Writing, U.S. History I...
  • Failing marks for schools

    For parents of public school students in Poquoson, Williamsburg-James City County and York County, these are the best of times. Tuesday's report by the Virginia Department of Education bestowed full accreditation under the Standards of Learning program on...
  • King William, West Point, New Kent schools fully accredited by state

    King William, West Point, New Kent schools fully accredited by state
    Three local school divisions are among 22 of 132 divisions in the Commonwealth that meet accreditation standards based on the latest Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced Tuesday. Schools in the...
  • WJC Schools fully accredited by state for 8th straight year

    WJC Schools fully accredited by state for 8th straight year
    All 15 of Williamsburg-James City's schools have received full accreditation from the Virginia Department of Education based on scores from the latest Standards of Learning exams, the VDOE announced Tuesday. WJC Schools is one of 22 divisions –...
  • Gloucester SOL scores mirror state trend

    GLOUCESTER – Majority of the Standards of Learning test results for Gloucester County mirror that of the statewide trend with upward movement in math scores but drops in reading numbers. Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons said he expects,...
  • Mathews sees improvements, challenges in SOL results

    Mathews sees improvements, challenges in SOL results
    MATHEWS – When Mathews Schools' Superintendent David Holleran looks at the latest Standards of Learning test results he sees both successes and challenges. "The division did an exceptional job all around," he said. "We seemed to have turned the...
  • State Sen. Lewis hosts first town hall in Mathews

    MATHEWS – One headache from the farthest fringe of his sprawling district had a familiar ring when state Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. held his first town hall meeting in Mathews County. At the meeting this week, Supervisor Jack White told the senator...
  • Newport News sees progress in SOL scores but more work ahead

    Newport News sees progress in SOL scores but more work ahead
    Students in Newport News largely followed state trends for Standards of Learning tests in the 2013-2014 school year, making modest gains in math and dipping slightly in English and reading. NEWPORT NEWS — Students in Newport News largely followed...
  • Williamsburg-James City Schools sees growth in English as a Second Language program

    Williamsburg-James City Schools sees growth in English as a Second Language program
    JAMES CITY – Lots of teachers have that "aha" moment before they go into teaching. For Molly Leabo, that moment came during the summer before she started college, when she had the chance to help teach English to children who had just arrived in...
  • Our 2014-15 lesson plan

    For Hampton Roads families, the past few weeks brought a flurry of purchases — clothes, shoes, notepads, pens, book bags and lunchboxes — in preparation for this week. Tuesday, children will once again shuffle down to the curbside to confirm...