Virginia has launched a fresh resource on the web that reworks its earlier attempt to provide often-sought data about students’ performance at public schools.

The updated School Quality Profiles can be found at www.SchoolQuality.Virginia.gov. There you’ll find data about accountability, assessments, enrollment, teacher quality and more are available about all of the state’s elementary, middle and high schools. The site includes data about career and technical, special ed, “alternative” and charter schools. This time around, much of the information is displayed graphically for parents to easily digest key metrics.

I tested the web site about a couple of high schools in Northern Virginia, one each in Fairfax and Loudoun county.

At Madison High School in Vienna, one could easily see, for example, how enrollment continues to grow while reading, math, science and history proficiency held steady from 2013 to 2015. 

At Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, one can see how various proficiency scores improved from 2013 to 2015. If you’re curious, science proficiency at Briar Woods rose from 93% to 95% percent; and math proficiency gained from 83% to 88%.

If you have any questions about the site and its data and/or Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SoL), the Department of Education’s communications chief Charles Pyle was quick to answer a few questions I had. He can be reached directly at 804-371-2420; or you can email him at Charles.Pyle@doe.virginia.gov

Check it out. I thought it might help.

~Andy