SOL Test Results Reveal Impressive Gains

Bar graph showing 2021-2022 SOL Pass Rates in CPS (blue bars) compared to Virginia State results (red bars). Values listed are: Reading (CPS 78%, VA 73%), Writing (CPS 70%, VA 65%), Math (CPS 74%, VA 66%), History (CPS 74%, VA 66%), Science(CPS 72%, VA 65%)“These gains come as a direct result of dedicated staff and students working diligently to meet established standards during an extremely challenging year. We are pleased to report that our students improved in all areas. Although there is still work to do to return to pre-pandemic pass rates, I am proud of our students, parents, teachers, and administrators for their dedication to ensuring our students’ success.”
– Dr. Jared A. Cotton

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 2021-2022 school year. According to reports, Chesapeake Public schools made significant gains in every content area.

According to Superintendent Jared Cotton, “These gains come as a direct result of dedicated staff and students working diligently to meet established standards during an extremely challenging year. We are pleased to report that our students improved in all areas. Although there is still work to do to return to pre-pandemic pass rates, I am proud of our students, parents, teachers, and administrators for their dedication to ensuring our students’ success.”

Chesapeake Public Schools reported double-digit gains in elementary math and science scores, middle school math and history scores, and high school math and history scores. In addition, overall pass rates for all content areas exceed state pass rates. 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.