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Document Number: 5015

Review of Factors and Practices Associated with School Performance in Virginia - In 2003, the Virginia General Assembly directed the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to collect data and information regarding best practices at high-performing schools and divisions in the Commonwealth. According to this report, low-scoring divisions provided limited support for curriculum alignment and pacing, and often do not provide sufficient professional development or support for data analysis. Successful divisions use data analysis to improve performance to ensure accountability. Of particular interest may be the section "Best Practices in Schools and School Divisions Performing Well on the SOL [Standards of Learning] Tests." Also available is a summary of this report. (Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission of the Virginia General Assembly, 2004)...

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