The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates have seen a decline from previous years, both locally and across the state.
SOL test results for the 2020-21 year were shared by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) this week.
Prince William County Public Schools’ (PWCS) SOL pass rates were 72 percent in reading, 54 percent in math, and 57 percent in science, according to a release from PWCS.
They were higher than the state’s results for reading and science – which were 69 percent and 54 percent, respectively. The math percentage for Virginia and PWCS was the same.
This is lower than the 2018-19 SOL pass rates.
The county school system’s results during the 2018-19 year were 79 percent for reading, 83 percent for math and 81 percent for science, according to another release. Virginia had a pass rate of 78 percent in reading, 82 percent in math, and 81 percent in science.
Students didn’t take SOLs in 2020.
“The results of the spring SOL reaffirmed what we already believed, the pandemic has significantly impacted our students’ learning, and further widened achievement gaps in our student populations,” PWCS Superintendent LaTanya McDade said in a release. “These results serve as a clarion call to reinvigorate our focus on serving students and delivering on their academic and social well-being needs. In order to achieve this, we will be implementing our comprehensive plan for recovery, acceleration, and re-engagement.”
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