Number of Virginia’s Fully Accredited Schools Decreases

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September 27, 2012

7:18 PM

Ninety-three percent of Virginia’s public schools received full accreditation according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education on Sept. 26. Schools that received accreditation met the state standards on English, mathematics, history and science Standards of Learning exams given during the 2011-12 school year. The number of fully accredited schools decreased from the previous year, most likely because the state introduced tougher standards for the mathematics test. “We can expect a similar impact next year when we see the results of schools implementing more rigorous standards and tests in English and science this school year,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright said to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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