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Students Excel in Reading, Bringing State Honor to Victory Elementary

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Victory Elementary School is among 17 schools across the state that are now receiving the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award, a component of an incentive program to recognize schools and school divisions for advanced learning and achievement. These schools were not recognized when Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards were first announced in August.

The Virginia Department of Education reviewed data from school years 2014-15 and 2015-16 to determine awards. Victory Elementary School should have received bonus points for student achievement on the fifth-grade reading Standards of Learning (SOL) test when award determinations were first made. The pass rate for the grade five SOL test increased from 87 percent in 2014-15 to 91 percent in 2015-16.

Victory joins fifteen PWCS schools that earned the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award, meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals set by the board and governor. Five PWCS schools earned the Board of Education Excellence Award.

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