2017-18 State Requirements for Full Accreditation:
Elementary and middle schools are Fully Accredited if the following percentage of students achieve passing SOL scores:
*English – 75 percent or higher
*Mathematics, Science, History – 70 percent or higher
High schools are Fully Accredited if pass rates are:
•English: 75 Percent
*Math, Science, History: 70 percent or higher
•Attain a point value of 85 or greater based on the Graduation and Completion Index (GCI).
* Schools that earn full accreditation for three consecutive years are automatically rated as Fully Accredited for an additional three years.
NEW ACCREDITATION STANDARDS BEGINNING 2018-19
•Overall proficiency AND growth in English and Math
•Overall proficiency in Science
•Achievement gaps among student groups in Math and English
•Graduation and completion
•College, career and civic readiness
3 Performance levels
•Level One: Meets or exceeds standard or sufficient improvement
•Level Two: Near standard or making sufficient improvement
•Level Three: Below Standard
Accreditation Ratings under new system:
•Accredited: Schools with all indicators at either level 1 or 2
•Accredited with Conditions: Schools with one or more school quality level indicators at level 3
•Accreditation Denied: Schools that fail to fully implement required corrective actions to address Level 3 indicators.