Time for a New Superintendent (And a New School Board)

The SOLs are up today. 

 “Wait a minute,” you say.  “They had those data in time to schedule graduations last May.  Why did they wait until now to publish them?”

Good question.  Their excuse is that the summer testing data are not available until now.  The reason (one suspects; they hide the data so we can’t actually know) is that they manipulate these data extensively and all that futzing takes time.  As well, one can wonder whether the summer scores are so unusual that they would be embarrassed by their disclosure

The Richmond scores are a disaster.

Here are the pass rates of the bottom ten divisions in each subject area as well as the five-subject average:

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You may recall that we were second from the bottom in reading last year and sixth from the bottom in math. 

More details will follow as I find time to process the data.