Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools News & Information

2016-17 SOL Results Released

WJCC students remain high achievers on Standards of Learning exams with overall pass rates of 82 to 87%, as detailed in the Virginia Department of Education’s release of Standards of Learning test results for the 2016-17 school year. Statewide, scores remained relatively flat, and WJCC all-student pass rates in English reading, English writing, history, math and science decreased by 1 to 3 percentage points. However, WJCC pass rates in all five subject areas continue to exceed state averages by 1 to 3 percentage points.

A more in-depth analysis of SOL results will be presented to the School Board in October. Division staff will provide information about the literacy framework first implemented last year and about adjustments to assessments that will give teachers more time for instruction. Information about collaborative efforts between ESL specialists and classroom teachers that are designed to positively affect the success of English language learners will also be presented in October.

Through planning, program implementation and assessment, professional development, and instructional support, WJCC teachers will have the tools they need in the classroom to help students achieve to their highest potential. WJCC is taking purposeful steps to positively impact the achievement of students – on the SOLs and on other measures of student performance. And, while the state did not release official accreditation ratings today, all WJCC schools will remain fully accredited.

VDOE also released updated School Quality Profiles for Virginia school divisions and schools. To view WJCC’s profiles, visit http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/

Below is three-year trend data of WJCC SOL results by subgroup.

 

Subject Subgroup 2014-2015 Pass Rate 2015-2016 Pass Rate 2016-2017 Pass Rate
English: Reading All Students 84 84 83
English: Reading Gap Group 1 (Disabled, LEP or ECD) 64 65 65
English: Reading Gap Group 2 (formerly Black) 62 66 66
English: Reading Gap Group 3 (formerly Hispanic) 74 73 74
English: Reading Asian 90 88 90
English: Reading Economically Disadvantaged 65 65 67
English: Reading English Learners 57 57 57
English: Reading Students with Disabilities 46 48 46
English: Reading White 91 90 89
English: Writing All Students 84 85 82
English: Writing Gap Group 1 (Disabled, LEP or ECD) 66 63 63
English: Writing Gap Group 2 (formerly Black) 64 64 65
English: Writing Gap Group 3 (formerly Hispanic) 78 77 69
English: Writing Asian 84 85 89
English: Writing Economically Disadvantaged 67 65 65
English: Writing English Learners 56 46 37
English: Writing Students with Disabilities 50 48 45
English: Writing White 90 91 88
History and SS All Students 88 88 87
History and SS Gap Group 1 (Disabled, LEP or ECD) 73 73 72
History and SS Gap Group 2 (formerly Black) 69 70 71
History and SS Gap Group 3 (formerly Hispanic) 84 79 76
History and SS Asian 94 95 95
History and SS Economically Disadvantaged 73 72 72
History and SS English Learners 63 65 55
History and SS Students with Disabilities 60 59 60
History and SS White 93 94 93
Mathematics All Students 85 84 82
Mathematics Gap Group 1 (Disabled, LEP or ECD) 71 69 64
Mathematics Gap Group 2 (formerly Black) 69 69 64
Mathematics Gap Group 3 (formerly Hispanic) 80 75 73
Mathematics Asian 95 94 93
Mathematics Economically Disadvantaged 72 69 65
Mathematics English Learners 72 70 62
Mathematics Students with Disabilities 54 54 48
Mathematics White 90 90 88
Science All Students 87 87 85
Science Gap Group 1 (Disabled, LEP or ECD) 71 69 64
Science Gap Group 2 (formerly Black) 68 67 65
Science Gap Group 3 (formerly Hispanic) 80 77 68
Science Asian 98 96 90
Science Economically Disadvantaged 72 69 64
Science English Learners 66 55 41
Science Students with Disabilities 56 54 49
Science White 93 93 93