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Va. officials planning more student testing throughout year

Students in grades 3-8 this fall will be the first to take new “growth assessments” to determine baselines for measuring individual academic progress in reading and mathematics during the school year. The new tests are mandated by legislation approved by...

Candidate: Declines in SOL scores unacceptable

If the first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging there is a problem, give Democratic School Board endorsee Mary Kadera credit for recognizing the elephant in the room. At the Sept. 8 Arlington Committee of 100 campaign forum, Kadera...

Editorial: SOL scores expose the tragedy of a lost year

Virginia Department of Education officials were out with 2020-21 Standards of Learning (SOLs) results last week. It was not a pretty picture. Particularly in science and math, pass rates among Virginia students cratered, sometimes as much as 30 points. In...

SOL scores crater after year of ‘Zoom school’

The data tell the tale: Public-school students in the local area and across the commonwealth suffered academically as a result of the School Board-mandated pandemic lockdowns that kept many of them behind computer screens in “Zoom school” for much...
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Candidate: Run against Beyer sets stage for GOP resurgence

It was an aggressive campaign, though in the end one that didn’t put much of a dent in the...
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