02 September 2014
Fluvanna County Public Schools (FCPS) saw a significant increase in student achievement in the Math Standards of Learning Assessments (SOLs) for the 2013-2014 school year, according to test results released by the state.
In Fluvanna, 75% of students passed the mathematics assessment for their grade level or course; this compares with 74% statewide. FCPS saw a seven point increase in student performance on the state math assessment. Grade six students saw their scores increase by 12 points: this surpassed the state average by 11 points.
FCPS had an emphasis on mathematics instruction during the 2013-2014 school year. Fluvanna Middle School was not fully accredited last year based on the SOL scores in math. FCPS should learn next month if the middle school has obtained accreditation when the state releases information on accreditation: they anticipate that all schools will be fully accredited. The Curriculum and Instruction Team conducted “Math Retreats” with teachers in grades three through eight. The teachers reviewed test items and discussed testing and instructional strategies.