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Louisa schools tackle SOLs

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

Last school year’s Standards of Learning scores are in and Louisa County Public Schools officials are looking closely at the numbers to determine where to marshal resources to improve scores next year.

Two elementary schools, Jouett and Moss Nuckols, are accredited with warning in mathematics, according to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Pettit. All other schools in the division met accreditation standards.

While MNES did not meet the benchmark in math this past school year, the school improved overall from the previous year by 26 percent, missing the target by only three points.  JES missed the benchmark by just two points.

As a result, the Virginia Department of Education will perform an academic review to analyze the data and look at the school division’s plan of improvement, said assistant superintendent for instruction LuAnne Unruh.  LCPS must also provide quarterly updates on the program.

“I’m always disappointed when we have a reduction in test scores,” Pettit said. “We will bounce back.”

Dr. Pettit says she is confident that Louisa County schools will rise to meet the challenge to improve test scores. In fact, administrators have been working to address different areas over the past few months and instructors will begin adding more time into their schedules to address mathematics.

To read the entire story, see the Aug. 29 edition of The Central Virginian.