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92-percent of public schools in Virginia are meeting the state’s education standards. That’s according to the Department of Education, which released the annual accreditation ratings Monday. 

Virginia Department of Education

School accreditation ratings are out Thursday in Virginia. But for parents and teachers things may not look so familiar. That’s because the state has implemented a whole new rating system, shifting the focus away from test scores. Schools will be evaluated on student growth, how often students miss school,  and achievement gaps between African-American students and their white peers.