The Washington Post

Fairfax schools pass Va. test

Good news, Fairfax County parents: all 190 Fairfax County Public Schools received full accreditation this year by the Virginia Department of Education.

That means a vast majority of students at public schools in Fairfax passed the Standards of Learning Tests with ease.

Accreditation is given to schools based on the student body achievement in math, english, history and science.

Although the pass rates vary by grade, the majority of students must pass each of those classes with at least a 70 for a school to get accredited.

Statewide, about 93 percent of Virginia’s 1,836 schools received full accreditation. A total of 100 were accredited with a warning, and two were denied outright. Click here to see how schools earn accreditation in Virginia.

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.


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