COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 154
September 20, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Initial Verification and/or Correction of 1995-96 OAP 
and Physical Fitness Data

 
  Information sent by school divisions to the Department of
  Education as part of the Outcome Accountability Project
  (OAP) and the school level physical fitness reports will
  soon be sent back to school divisions for correction and/or
  verification.   The OAP data were submitted to the
  Department under Supts. Memo #25, dated May 3, 1996.  The
  physical fitness data were submitted as the annual school
  level fitness reports.  The OAP data collection contains
  only that information used in the OAP report which could not
  be obtained from existing department reports.
  
  Materials to complete this process will be sent directly to
  the OAP contact person designated by the division
  superintendent.  The OAP contact will receive the data for
  each school with specific instructions for verification
  and/or correction.  These materials will be sent to school
  divisions over the next few weeks.  OAP contact persons will
  be instructed to review the data, make corrections as
  necessary, and return corrections and verifications to the
  Department of Education.  The verification form requires the
  signature of the division superintendent.
  
  This memo is to alert superintendents to this impending
  correction/verification activity.  This represents the first
  step in the development of the 1997 OAP report.  Should you
  have questions regarding this part of the OAP process or OAP
  in general, please contact a member of the OAP team at (804)
  786-1390 or (804) 225-2107.
  
  RTL/mwc