COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 158
September 20, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Standards of Learning Survey

 
  The Virginia Department of Education has been requested by
  the Commission on the Future of Education to report on the
  implementation status of the 1995 Standards of Learning.  To
  respond to this request, the department's staff has
  developed the enclosed "Standards of Learning Survey" to be
  completed by each local school division.  
  
  The information collected using the "Standards of Learning
  Survey" will be reported to the State Board of Education as
  well as to the Commission on the Future of Education.  In
  addition, the information gathered from the survey will
  provide the Department of Education with important baseline
  data on the implementation of the 1995 Standards of
  Learning.  This information will be made available to local
  school divisions and should assist in the continued
  implementation of the 1995 Standards of Learning.
  
  Please fill out the survey in its entirety and return it no
  later than October 11, 1996.  I appreciate your assistance
  and cooperation in this important effort.  If you have any
  questions regarding this survey, please contact Dr. Thomas
  L. Shortt at (804) 225-2874.  
  
  
  
  RTL/jf
  
  Enclosure:   This memo and its enclosure will be sent to
               the superintendent's office.