Area school systems reported a dramatic decrease in SOL scores. It’s part of a statewide trend which officials blame in part on the pandemic and decreased participation in testing. Lynchburg School officials are particularly concerned about math scores; for instance, 36% of all students passed their math SOLs, compared to 73% two years ago.
Lynchburg Director of Instruction Allison Jordan:
Jordan offered one explanation for the math decline in elementary schools:
Campbell County Schools went from 84 percent to 54 percent of students passing the math SOLs. Bedford County Schools went from 83% to 55% passing.