COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 101
June 13, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Data Collection Forms for Students Not Graduating Because 
They Have Not Passed the Literacy Passport Test

 
          The purpose of this memo is to inform you that data
collection forms and instructions to collect information regarding
students who will not receive a Standard or Advanced Studies
Diploma this year solely because they have not passed all
portions of the Literacy Passport Test (LPT) have been sent to
your Division Director of Testing.  We have tried to ask for
the pertinent information in an efficient manner.  For each
division, we have enclosed two (2) LPT Data Collection Forms
which will allow you to report up to thirty (30) students.
          These data collection forms are due to the Department of
Education on or before July 11, 1997.  We extend our appreciation
to you in seeing that we are provided with this important information. 
Questions about this data collection should be directed to
Judy Singh at (804) 786-1390 or Shelley Loving-Ryder at (804)
225-2936.

RTL/mwc

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