COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 149
October 3, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Initial Verification and/or Correction of 1996-97 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 #23, dated May 2, 1997.  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
  steps in the development of the 1998 OAP report.  Should you
  have questions regarding this part of the OAP process or OAP
  in general, please contact Judy Singh at (804) 786-1390 or
  Dan Keeling at (804) 371-2769.

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