The data show on this page include the performance of Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) students on Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests for the previous three years. Performance is shown in each subject area tested (Reading, Mathematics, Science, History, and Writing). Within each subject area, there are charts for overall pass rates (by ethnicity and by student group) as well as for pass advanced rates.

The charts comparing student group performance show data and gaps over time between some or all of the identified student groups and their comparison groups. In many cases, multiple comparisons are shown on the same chart to conserve space. NOTE: The yellow outlined box that appears on some of the comparison charts is a visual representation of the gap between the groups being compared.

Reading SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity

The Reading SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the reading SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 89%, 2017-18 was 87%, and 2018-19 was 87%; the percentage of black students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 75%, 2017-18 was 76%, and 2018-19 was 76%; the percentage of Hispanic students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 71%, 2017-18 was 69%, and 2018-19 was 69%; the percentage of white students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 90%, 2017-18 was 89%, and 2018-19 was 89%.

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Reading SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group

The Reading SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the reading SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 69%, in 2017-18 was 68% and in 2018-19 was 68%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 88%, in 2017-18 was 89% and in 2018-19 was 88%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 19%, in 2017-18 was 21% and in 2018-19 was 20%.

The percentage of EL students that passed the reading SOL in 2017-18 was 39% and in 2018-19 was 39%; the non-EL students that passed the reading SOL in 2017-18 was 86% and in 2018-19 was 85%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 47% and in 2018-19 was 46%.

The percentage of Special Education students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 52%, 2017-18 was 51%, and 2018-19 was 53%; the non-Special Education students that passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 84%, 2017-18 was 83%, and 2018-19 was 83%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 32%, in 2017-18 was 32% and in 2018-19 was 30%.

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Reading SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity

The Reading SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the reading SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 27%, 2017-18 was 23%, and 2018-19 was 22%; the percentage of black students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 13%, 2017-18 was 13%, and 2018-19 was 12%; the percentage of Hispanic students that advance passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 11%, 2017-18 was 10%, and 2018-19 was 9%; the percentage of white students that advance passed the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 26%, 2017-18 was 24%, and 2018-19 was 23%.

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Reading SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group

The Reading SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the reading SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 10%, in 2017-18 was 9% and in 2018-19 was 8%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 24%, in 2017-18 was 23% and in 2018-19 was 21%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 14%, in 2017-18 was 14% and in 2018-19 was 13%.

The percentage of EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2017-18 was 4% and in 2018-19 was 5%; the non-EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2017-18 was 19% and in 2018-19 was 17%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 15% and in 2018-19 was 12%.

The percentage of Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 13%, 2017-18 was 12%, and 2018-19 was 12%. the non-Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the reading SOL in 2016-17 was 19%, 2017-18 was 17%, and 2018-19 was 16%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 6%, in 2017-18 was 5% and in 2018-19 was 4%.

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Math SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity

The Math SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the math SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 91%, 2017-18 was 89%, and 2018-19 was 92%; the percentage of black students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 71%, 2017-18 was 69%, and 2018-19 was 78%; the percentage of Hispanic students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 71%, 2017-18 was 67%, and 2018-19 was 76%; the percentage of white students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 88%, 2017-18 was 86%, and 2018-19 was 90%.

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Math SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group

The Math SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the math SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 68%, in 2017-18 was 65% and in 2018-19 was 74%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 86%, in 2017-18 was 85% and in 2018-19 was 89%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 18%, in 2017-18 was 20% and in 2018-19 was 15%.

The percentage of EL students that passed the math SOL in 2017-18 was 49% and in 2018-19 was 61%; the non-EL students that passed the math SOL in 2017-18 was 80% and in 2018-19 was 86%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 31% and in 2018-19 was 25%.

The percentage of Special Education students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 48%, 2017-18 was 47%, and 2018-19 was 57%; the non-Special Education students that passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 83%, 2017-18 was 80%, and 2018-19 was 86%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 35%, in 2017-18 was 33% and in 2018-19 was 29%.

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Math SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity

The Math SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the math SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 33%, 2017-18 was 31%, and 2018-19 was 30%; the percentage of black students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 11%, 2017-18 was 10%, and 2018-19 was 12%; the percentage of Hispanic students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 10%, 2017-18 was 9%, and 2018-19 was 10%; the percentage of white students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 23%, 2017-18 was 22%, and 2018-19 was 22%;

was 10%, and 2018-19 was 12%; the percentage of Hispanic students that advance passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 10%, 2017-18 was 9%, and 2018-19 was 10%; the percentage of white students that advance passed the math SOL in 2016-17 was 23%, 2017-18 was 22%, and 2018-19 was 22%;

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Math SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group

The Math SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the math SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 9%, in 2017-18 was 9% and in 2018-19 was 10%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 22%, in 2017-18 was 22% and in 2018-19 was 21%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 13%, in 2017-18 was 13% and in 2018-19 was 11%.

The percentage of EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2017-18 was 6% and in 2018-19 was 6%; the non-EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2017-18 was 18% and in 2018-19 was 18%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 12% and in 2018-19 was 12%.

The percentage of Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 11%, 2017-18 was 11%, and 2018-19 was 12%. the non-Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the math SOL in 2016-17 was 18%, 2017-18 was 17%, and 2018-19 was 17%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 7%, in 2017-18 was 6% and in 2018-19 was 5%.

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Science SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity

The Science SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the science SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 90%, 2017-18 was 90%, and 2018-19 was 91%; the percentage of black students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 76%, 2017-18 was 76%, and 2018-19 was 77%; the percentage of Hispanic students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 71%, 2017-18 was 72%, and 2018-19 was 72%; the percentage of white students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 93%, 2017-18 was 92%, and 2018-19 was 92%

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Science SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group

The Science SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the science SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 70%, in 2017-18 was 70% and in 2018-19 was 70%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 90%, in 2017-18 was 91% and in 2018-19 was 90%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 20%, in 2017-18 was 21% and in 2018-19 was 20%.

The percentage of EL students that passed the science SOL in 2017-18 was 37% and in 2018-19 was 41%; the non-EL students that passed the science SOL in 2017-18 was 87% and in 2018-19 was 87%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 50% and in 2018-19 was 46%.

The percentage of Special Education students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 51%, 2017-18 was 51%, and 2018-19 was 53%; the non-Special Education students that passed the science SOL in 2016-17 was 85%, 2017-18 was 85%, and 2018-19 was 85%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 34%, in 2017-18 was 34% and in 2018-19 was 32%.

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Science SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity

The Science SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the science SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 26%, 2017-18 was 26%, and 2018-19 was 28%; the percentage of black students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 8%, 2017-18 was 8%, and 2018-19 was 11%; the percentage of Hispanic students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 7%, 2017-18 was 7%, and 2018-19 was 9%; the percentage of white students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 23%, 2017-18 was 22%, and 2018-19 was 26%;

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Science SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group

The Science SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the science SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 7%, in 2017-18 was 7% and in 2018-19 was 8%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 20%, in 2017-18 was 20% and in 2018-19 was 23%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 13%, in 2017-18 was 13% and in 2018-19 was 15%.

The percentage of EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2017-18 was 2% and in 2018-19 was 3%; the non-EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2017-18 was 16% and in 2018-19 was 19%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 14% and in 2018-19 was 16%.

The percentage of Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 7%, 2017-18 was 7%, and 2018-19 was 8%. the non-Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the science SOL in 2016-17 was 16%, 2017-18 was 15%, and 2018-19 was 18%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 9%, in 2017-18 was 8% and in 2018-19 was 10%.

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History SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity

The History SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the history SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 96%, 2017-18 was 95%, and 2018-19 was 93%; the percentage of black students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 83%, 2017-18 was 83%, and 2018-19 was 80%; the percentage of Hispanic students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 84%, 2017-18 was 80%, and 2018-19 was 78%; the percentage of white students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 94%, 2017-18 was 93%, and 2018-19 was 91%.

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History SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group

The History SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the history SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 81%, in 2017-18 was 79% and in 2018-19 was 76%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 93%, in 2017-18 was 92% and in 2018-19 was 90%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 12%, in 2017-18 was 13% and in 2018-19 was 14%.

The percentage of EL students that passed the history SOL in 2017-18 was 59% and in 2018-19 was 55%; the non-EL students that passed the history SOL in 2017-18 was 89% and in 2018-19 was 87%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 30% and in 2018-19 was 32%.

The percentage of Special Education students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 62%, 2017-18 was 61%, and 2018-19 was 59%; the non-Special Education students that passed the history SOL in 2016-17 was 92%, 2017-18 was 90%, and 2018-19 was 88%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 30%, in 2017-18 was 29% and in 2018-19 was 29%.

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History SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity

The History SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the history SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 42%, 2017-18 was 40%, and 2018-19 was 38%; the percentage of black students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 20%, 2017-18 was 18%, and 2018-19 was 18%; the percentage of Hispanic students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 19%, 2017-18 was 17%, and 2018-19 was 16%; the percentage of white students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 37%, 2017-18 was 35%, and 2018-19 was 34%;

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History SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group

The History SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the history SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 17%, in 2017-18 was 16% and in 2018-19 was 15%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 35%, in 2017-18 was 33% and in 2018-19 was 31%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 18%, in 2017-18 was 17% and in 2018-19 was 16%.

The percentage of EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2017-18 was 9% and in 2018-19 was 8%; the non-EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2017-18 was 28% and in 2018-19 was 26%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 19% and in 2018-19 was 18%.

The percentage of Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 12%, 2017-18 was 12%, and 2018-19 was 13%. the non-Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the history SOL in 2016-17 was 30%, 2017-18 was 28%, and 2018-19 was 26%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 18%, in 2017-18 was 16% and in 2018-19 was 13%.

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Writing SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity

The Writing SOL Pass Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the writing SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 91%, 2017-18 was 90%, and 2018-19 was 89%; the percentage of black students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 73%, 2017-18 was 74%, and 2018-19 was 71%; the percentage of Hispanic students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 69%, 2017-18 was 72%, and 2018-19 was 70%; the percentage of white students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 89%, 2017-18 was 89%, and 2018-19 was 87%.

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Writing SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group

The Writing SOL Pass Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the writing SOL for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 67%, in 2017-18 was 69% and in 2018-19 was 67%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 87%, in 2017-18 was 88% and in 2018-19 was 85%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 20%, in 2017-18 was 19% and in 2018-19 was 18%.

The percentage of EL students that passed the writing SOL in 2017-18 was 23% and in 2018-19 was 27%; the non-EL students that passed the writing SOL in 2017-18 was 83% and in 2018-19 was 81%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 60% and in 2018-19 was 54%.

The percentage of Special Education students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 44%, 2017-18 was 44%, and 2018-19 was 43%; the non-Special Education students that passed the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 84%, 2017-18 was 85%, and 2018-19 was 82%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 40%, in 2017-18 was 41% and in 2018-19 was 39%.

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Writing SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity

The Writing SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Ethnicity graph displays the percentage of students that passed the writing SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of Asian students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 39%, 2017-18 was 41%, and 2018-19 was 39%; the percentage of black students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 17%, 2017-18 was 14%, and 2018-19 was 16%; the percentage of Hispanic students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 13%, 2017-18 was 13%, and 2018-19 was 14%; the percentage of white students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 35%, 2017-18 was 35%, and 2018-19 was 33%.

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Writing SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group


The Writing SOL Pass Advanced Percentages by Student Group graph displays the percentage of students that passed the writing SOL at the advanced level for the most recent three years.

The percentage of economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 12%, in 2017-18 was 13% and in 2018-19 was 13%; the non-economically disadvantaged students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 32%, in 2017-18 was 32% and in 2018-19 was 31%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 20%, in 2017-18 was 19% and in 2018-19 was 18%.

The percentage of EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2017-18 was 2% and in 2018-19 was 6%; the non-EL students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2017-18 was 25% and in 2018-19 was 25%; the gap between the two groups in 2017-18 was 23% and in 2018-19 was 19%.

The percentage of Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 8%, 2017-18 was 9%, and 2018-19 was 11%. the non-Special Education students that earned a pass advanced score for the writing SOL in 2016-17 was 27%, 2017-18 was 26%, and 2018-19 was 25%; the gap between the two groups in 2016-17 was 19%, in 2017-18 was 17% and in 2018-19 was 14%.

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