COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 39

June 12, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Additional Substitute Tests Approved for Verified Credit

 

At its meeting on May 23, 2002, the Board of Education approved the IB Geography Test as an additional test that may be used for the purpose of awarding verified credit in accordance with the following provisions of Regulations Establishing Standards of Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. In addition, the board designated cut scores for several Cambridge and ACT tests that had been approved previously as substitute assessments.

 

Further information about these board actions may be found in Superintendents Memorandum Informational Number 79, dated June 7, 2002, at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf079.html. The complete list of approved substitute tests for verified credit and student-selected tests for verified credit, including those that were previously approved by the board, may be found at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf079a.pdf. The additional test and newly adopted cut scores are in bold print.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Patricia Wright, assistant superintendent for instruction (mailto:pwright@mail.vak12ed.edu) at (804) 225-2979 or Shelley Loving-Ryder, assistant superintendent for assessment and reporting (mailto:sryder@mail.vak12ed.edu) at 225-2102.

 

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