Each year students participate in a variety of assessments. Some are required by the state to address state and federal accountability requirements. Some involve student preparation for post-secondary admission and education, and others give classroom teachers and parents information about academic growth during the school year.
Programs and services to support student achievement and enhance learning and teaching in our schools is guided by the 2011-2017 CCS Strategic Plan.
All Charlottesville City schools are fully accredited for the 2013-14 year based on 2012-13 testing, one of only 36 divisions in the Commonwealth so named. "We are proud of our schools for meeting the various state requirements for testing, but we recognize that there are many other ways to demonstrate excellence," comments Beth Baptist, Director of Student Services and Achievement.
Student testing data released by VDOE on September 17 paints a portrait of continued learning. As in the past, no CCS schools have been flagged as “focus” or “priority” schools needing significant intervention. Of the state benchmarks, Charlottesville City Schools met 97 percent of the state’s measures (233 of 239 items).
Despite general success on increasingly rigorous tests, results indicate some areas of needed growth. As part of their continuing pursuit of excellence, all Charlottesville City schools prepare improvement plans.
For complete and most recent testing results, visit the VDOE web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/.
Director of Student Services & Achievement
Dr. Beth Baptist, 245-2400 or Beth.Baptist@charlottesvilleschools.org