For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2013
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This morning, Governor Bob McDonnell and the State Board of Education announced that eight Arlington schools have earned 2013 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.
The awards were created by the Board of Education in 2007 and recognize schools and divisions that exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. The schools earning 2013 VIP awards are based on student achievement and other performance indicators during 2011-12 school year.
“One of our top priorities as a school division is to provide a high-quality and rigorous education for all students. Currently, 61% of eighth graders are on‐course to complete Algebra I or Geometry and 79% of eighth graders are on‐course to complete a Level I World Language. These achievements underscore the fact that our schools are offering academically challenging opportunities and experiences,” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy.
He added, “The academic opportunities and support that we provide students will help them succeed in the future. I congratulate our outstanding students, teachers and parents, and school leadership for the roles they play in our academic success.”
2013 Board of Education Excellence Award Recipients
These schools have met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and have made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Virginia Board of Education.
2013 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients
This award recognizes schools that have met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and have made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Virginia Board of Education.