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
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
|African American Males||91.9%||86.5%|
Survey only administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 12. Subgroups with less than 10 students (<) are not reported.