Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/11/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: Changes to Standards of Accreditation (9:30 to 9:45)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Objective 2
We will implement balanced assessments.
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
Policy: IKF - Standards of Learning and Graduation Requirements
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Changes to Standards of Accreditation.pptx
Summary: In November, the Virginia Board of Education approved revisions to the standards schools must meet for state accreditation and the requirements students must meet to earn a high school diploma. For schools, the revisions to the board’s Standards of Accreditation are designed to encourage continuous improvement for all schools while placing increased emphasis on closing achievement gaps between student groups and providing a more comprehensive view of school quality. For students, the revised regulations reduce the number of Standards of Learning tests they need to pass to earn a diploma. The new standards also implement the “Profile of a Virginia Graduate,” a set of expectations that includes increased emphasis on developing critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration and citizenship skills, in addition to academic achievement in English, mathematics, science and history. The revised standards have entered the final stage of the regulatory process, which includes a final review by the governor and secretary of education. It is anticipated that the changes will move forward with minimal changes. This board item is designed to provide details of the changes that may go into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.
Funding: There are no funding implications.
Recommendation: Receive for information.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Patrick McLaughlin - Strategic Planning Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Matt Haas - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent