Steve Frey
Contributing writer

All schools in Radford City have been accredited by the Virginia State Education Department based on performance results from the 2017-2018 school year.

The Virginia Department of Education website explains the accreditation process as follows: “Accreditation ratings reflect the progress of schools toward meeting the commonwealth’s expectations for student learning in English, math, science, and history/social science.

“Ratings are based on the achievement of students on tests taken during the previous academic year or on a three-year or four-year average of achievement. Ratings for high schools also reflect the success of efforts to increase completion and graduation.”

Overall, Radford students performed well on the state assessments, although there were some student group achievement gap concerns at the secondary level.

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