More Virginia schools achieve accreditation

10/29/2004 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In 2004, about 84% of Virginia schools, as compared with 78% in 2003, received accreditation, a rating derived from averaging students' passing scores on the state assessments. Because NCLB's "adequate yearly progress" standards factor each student subgroup's scores separately, the state accreditation results can differ substantially from federal ratings.

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