COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 119
June 21, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Literacy Passport Test Diploma Requirement for Adult Students


  It has come to the attention of Department staff that there
  is some confusion in local school divisions about the
  application of the Literacy Passport Test diploma
  requirement to adult students who are not enrolled in adult
  education programs.  Adult students who are not eligible to
  be counted in the average daily membership (ADM) of a school
  division must be treated as adult education students for the
  purposes of the LPT and must, therefore, pass the LPT to be
  eligible for a standard or advanced studies diploma. 
  (Please see Informational Superintendent's Memorandum No.
  109, June 7,1996, for more information about which students
  may be counted in ADM.)
  
  The  rule" that students in grade seven or higher in 1989-90
  do not have to meet the LPT requirement to receive a
  standard or advanced studies diplomas does not apply to
  adult students who are not counted in ADM regardless of
  whether they are enrolled in an adult education program.  If
  you have questions about this information, please call
  Shelley Loving-Ryder, Cam Harris, or Doris Redfield at (804)
  225-2102.
  
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