High Academic Expectations for all students

Goal 1: High Academic Expectations

All students will be challenged and supported to achieve a high standard of academic performance and growth; gaps between these expectations and the realities for our student subgroups will be addressed.

  • Literacy and Numeracy - All students will acquire the literacy and numeracy skills necessary for success in school and life.
  • Content-Specific Knowledge and Skills - All students will know and be able to apply critical concepts within each of the core, exploratory, or elective courses.
  • Globally Competitive Skills - All students will demonstrate proficiency in globally competitive skills such as critical thinking, innovation, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.
Reading on Grade Level

Reading on Grade Level is assessed within Virginia Beach City Public Schools through the use of formative reading assessments. In grades K-2, students are administered the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). In grades 3, 6, and 9, students are administered the Reading Inventory (RI).

Percentage of Students Reading on Grade Level

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

0%

School
Division
Critical Thinking Assessments

Critical Thinking is assessed within Virginia Beach City Public Schools through the use of performance-based assessments designed to measure critical-thinking, problem-solving, and written communication skills. In grades 4 and 7, students are administered the locally developed Integrated Performance Task (IPT). In grade 12, students are administered the College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+).

Percentage of Students Scoring at the Emerging Level or Higher on the IPT

School
Division

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

0%

Percentage of Students Scoring at the Proficient Level or Higher on the CWRA+

61%
66%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%