The Botetourt school division was among 65 Virginia divisions that had every school Fully Accredited during the 2016-17 school year, according to an announcement by the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) last week. There are 132 school divisions in the state.
It’s the second year in a row all of Botetourt’s schools have been fully accredited.
The Virginia Department of Education announced that 86 percent, or 1,573, of the Commonwealth’s 1,823 public schools are rated as Fully Accredited for this school year, based on the performance of students on Standards of Learning (SOL) and other state-approved assessments in English, mathematics, science and history during 2016-2017.
This represents a five-point improvement over last year, when 81 percent of schools earned the state’s top accountability rating.
Last year, 53 school divisions had every school fully accredited.
For a school to earn full accreditation, students must achieve adjusted pass rates of at least 75…