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*Disclaimers/Explanation of Terms
Data are refreshed quarterly during the school year 10 days after the end of each grading period.
Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding.
Any subgroup with fewer than 10 students or less than 1% is displayed with an "*".
English Language Learner(ELL):
The ELL subgroup includes all students receiving direct instructional services or who are on monitor status. Therefore, ELL data will not match LEP data used for the purposes of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress.
The special education subgroup includes all students who are receiving special education services.
The economically disadvantaged subgroup includes all students who are eligible to participate in the federally subsidized meals program.
Graduation - Diploma Type:
The Graduation – Diploma Type data are calculations based on the number of students who received a diploma, including the Advanced Studies Diploma, Standard Diploma, or Other (Special Diploma, Modified Standard Diploma, GED certificate, ISAEP certificate, General Achievement Diploma (GAD) or a Certificate of Program Completion).
On-Time Graduation Rate:
The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate is based on four years of longitudinal student-level data in the commonwealth’s Educational Information Management System. The formula recognizes that some students with disabilities and limited English proficient (LEP) students are allowed more than the standard four years to earn a diploma and are still counted as “on-time” graduates.
Simply put, the graduation rate, as defined by the VDOE Board of Education equals [on-time graduates in year x] divided by [(first-time entering 9th graders in year x minus 4) plus (transfers in) minus (transfers out)]:
Graduates are defined as students who earn one of the following VDOE approved diplomas:
. Advanced Studies Diploma
. Special Diploma
. Standard Diploma
. General Achievement Diploma
. Modified Standard Diploma
On-time graduates are graduates who earn diplomas within four years of the first time they entered the 9th grade. Special education students and limited English students who have plans in place that allow them more time to graduate will be counted as graduates or non-graduates when they earn a diploma or otherwise exit high school. Deceased students will be counted as transfers out and incarcerated students will be counted as transfers as they leave and re-enter the system.
Statistics: The statistics displayed in each profile are current "as of date" contained within the school profile report. Data are refreshed quarterly during the school year at the end of each grading period. Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding.
Subgroups: Any subgroup with 10 or fewer students or less than 1% is displayed with an "*".
Limited English Proficient(LEP): The LEP subgroup is defined as students who receive direct instructional service or are on monitor status.
Special Education: The special education subgroup is defined as students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Economically Disadvantaged: The economically disadvantaged subgroup is defined as students who are eligible to participate in the federally subsidized meals program.
Graduation: The graduation rate is based on the number of students who received a diploma (advanced, standard, special (IEP) or modified standard) or earned a GED certificate, ISAEP certificate, General Achievement Diploma (GAD) or a Certificate of Program Completion.
Accreditation: School accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning Assessments and/or other tests in English, history/social science, mathematics and science. Ratings are based on the achievement of students on tests taken during the previous academic year and may also reflect a three-year average of achievement. Adjustments also may be made for students with limited English proficiency and for students who have recently transferred into a Virginia public school. Accreditation ratings also may reflect the success of a school in preparing students for retakes of SOL tests.
The status displayed is for the current school year. Cells highlighted in yellow are below the required pass rate for that particular subject and school level.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Adequate Yearly Progress represents the minimum level of improvement that schools and school divisions must achieve each year as determined by No Child Left Behind (NCLB). AYP is determined based on previous school year pass rates on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. The minimum level of improvement is set by the Virginia Department of Education and approved by the United States Department of Education using an annual measurable objective (AMO). For the 2007-2008 school year, the AMO for mathematics was set at a 71% pass rate for each subgroup and a 73% pass rate for English. Each school must have a participation rate of 95% for students taking the SOL tests. An additional academic indicator is selected by each school. High schools must include graduation rate and elementary and middle schools typically select attendance rate.
A school or school division must meet all annual measurable objectives in English and mathematics performance and participation for each of seven (7) subgroups in order to earn a status of "Made AYP". If one subgroup does not meet the AMO the school status is "Did Not Meet AYP". The table illustrates 29 annual measureable objectives by student subgroups which a school/division must meet if they are to make adequate yearly progress.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)Test: The ITBS test is a set of norm-referenced tests administered in grades 3 and 8. The test battery subjects include English, math, reading, science, and social studies. Each subject area consists of several subtests. The data displayed in the report are national normal curve equivalents (NCE). NCE is a standardized measurement of where a student falls on a normal curve, indicating a student's rank compared to other students on the same test. Not all subtests were administered in all years.
SAT Tests: The SAT scores reported are graduating Senior's Best score for each of three subtests - Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing along with the state of Virginia and national average scores for graduating seniors as reported by College Board.
Advanced Placement (AP) Tests: The Advanced Placement test data reflect the number of tests taken and the percentage of test scores which received a 3 or higher for students enrolled in an AP course and took the AP test.