College Readiness Benchmarks

College Readiness is assessed within Virginia Beach City Public Schools through the use of four nationally recognized standardized tests. In Grade 8, all students are administered the PSAT 8/9. In Grade 10, all students are administered the PSAT/NMSQT. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take either the ACT or SAT at any point throughout high school. The SAT suite of tests (PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT) report whether a student is on track to pass college courses based on the areas of evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics. The ACT provides similar information for the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science.

Percentage of Students Meeting College-Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT Suite of Assessments

Percentage of Students Meeting College-Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT

Detailed Data By Subgroup

Goal 2, Multiple pathways, personalized learning.

All students will experience personalized learning opportunities to prepare them for postsecondary education, employment, or military service.

Table 6: Percentage of Students Reporting the Academic and Career Planning Process Helped Them to Make Informed Decisions About College, Enrollment, or Military Service

Group School Division
All Students 84.2% 77.9%
African American 91.7% 81.9%
Asian 100.0% 80.1%
Caucasian 82.9% 77.4%
Hispanic 83.0% 76.5%
Multiracial 79.5% 76.5%
African American Males 88.9% 82.8%

Survey only administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 12. Subgroups with less than 10 students (<) are not reported.