Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/2/2019 - 6:00 AM
Category: Accountability
Type: Info
Subject: SOL Report and Accreditation Timeline
ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan Goal:
Objective 1.1 Educational Excellence
ACPS will regularly assess and respond to the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students.
Policy: AF - Comprehensive Plan
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
Agenda Item Summary: The goal of this memo is to provide information on SOL pass rates and update the School Board on the timeline for dissemination of SOL and Accreditation system results based on student performance from the 2018-2019 school year. The new State Accreditation system includes multiple measures that incorporate growth and illuminate subgroup performance, which is a great value to the division as it more closely aligns to existing ACPS practices and values. This alignment across state, division, and school will continue to be reinforced through department and school improvement plans, the beliefs and values reinforced by leadership across all levels, and the practices and strategies used to continuously improve across all facets of the organization.
Background: As previously discussed with the Board, Virginia Board of Education (VBOE) approved changes to the State’s Accreditation Accountability system in November 2017. The changes adopted by the VBOE were significant in scale and aimed to provide a more comprehensive picture of school quality while driving continuous improvement for all schools through the new system. To achieve these aims, the new system incorporates a wider breadth of indicators than the previous system and also has provisions which recognize student growth for discrete indicators. This year will be Virginia’s first year of full implementation of the new Accreditation system. Annually, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) releases SOL pass rate results as well as accountability system statuses within a set timeline.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the School Board review the information contained within this brief and the attachment for an understanding of the timeline of SOL data releases and a reminder to the structures and mechanisms contained within the Virginia Accreditation system.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent