Virginia students appear to have a tough time with the state's new math tests. Scores from the Standards of Learning exam dropped drastically this year.
The pass rate for the 2011-2012 school year fell across the board.
More than 90 percent of third-graders passed the SOL last year. This year it dropped to 64 percent.
Fifth-graders went from almost 90 percent pass rate to 67 percent.
Virginia's eighth-graders dropped from 82 to 60 percent. It was worse in Alexandria City schools where only 22 percent of eighth-graders passed.
The SOL exam is more difficult this year to help kids be better prepared for college.
Pass rates for English, science and history stayed about the same.