It’s Dismal Here in the Basement

Jim Weigand, who likes to look at the five subject average pass rate (Reading, Writing, History & SS, Math, and Science) sends along Richmond’s rank on that scale by year:

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Given that the data are readily available I thought I’d also plot the actual five subject averages pass rates for Richmond and some comparable old, urban jurisdictions (and our neighbor Charles City County).

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Those data are perhaps more accessible expressed as differences from the State average.

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We can thank our former Superintendent for the recent deterioration of our already substandard performance.