Sixty-eight percent of Va. schools meet new testing standards

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Just over two-thirds of Virginia’s public schools meet new guidelines that replace the No Child Left Behind Act testing standards.

The state was granted a waiver in June so that it could create its own guidelines to close the gap between low and high-performing schools.

As  a result, 485 schools statewide were given new plans to raise achievement levels for economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.

Thirty-two percent of public schools do not meet the new standards for reading, math and graduation.