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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 21
February 7, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Additional Information Regarding the Upcoming Administration of the Stanford 9 TA as Part of the Virginia State Assessment Program (VSAP)


  This memo and its attachments convey additional information
  regarding the upcoming administration of the Stanford 9 TA
  as part of the Virginia State Assessment Program (VSAP). 
  School divisions are reminded that they are to schedule this
  testing within the state testing window of April 1-30, 1997. 
  This is the first administration of this newly adopted test
  as part of VSAP.  Scores will be publicly reported from this
  test administration.  The information contained herein
  further clarifies procedures and sets forth a schedule of
  pre-test workshops.

  The Department of Education wants to thank school division
  personnel for working with us in the implementation of this
  new test.  Should you have any questions regarding the VSAP
  administration, please feel free to contact the Division of
  Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102.  You may direct
  your questions to any of the following staff members:  Cam
  Harris, Shelley Loving-Ryder, Dan Keeling, Kevin Hughes, or
  Judy Singh.

  RTL/mwc

  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.