The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recently released data on the performance of students on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history/social science during the 2018-2019 school year. According to preliminary reports, all 45 of Chesapeake’s schools (100%) have earned the designation of “accredited.”
According to Superintendent Jared Cotton, “This success comes as a result of the hard work of our students, teachers, support staff members, and administrators across our district. The incredible dedication of our entire school community has resulted in this great achievement. We are a family here in Chesapeake and we all pull together to do what is best for our students.”
Schools reporting the most significant gains include Crestwood Intermediate, Deep Creek Elementary, Carver Intermediate, Southwestern Elementary, and Georgetown Primary, all of which have double-digit gains in math scores. Camelot Elementary and Carver Intermediate have double-digit gains in science scores. Truitt Intermediate and Rena B. Wright Primary are regaining accreditation, causing the division to earn the prestigious 100% distinction. In addition, overall pass rates for each content area exceed state pass rates.
The Virginia Department of Education will announce official school accreditation ratings for the 2019-2020 school year in September. At that time, additional highlights will be presented to the School Board and shared with the public. Accreditation ratings reflect achievement in English, mathematics, and science; student growth toward proficiency in reading and mathematics; progress toward closing achievement gaps in English and mathematics; and other school quality indicators.