COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 53
April 3, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report of Graduates Data Collection: Notice of Changes for 1997-98 Reporting

 
  The Report of Combined Term (Regular and Summer School)
  Graduates for the 1997-98 school year will request
  additional information required for the School Performance
  Report Card.

  A separate count of the number of graduates receiving the
  General Educational Development (GED) certificate and the
  number of students who did not receive a diploma or
  certificate will now be requested on Table A. In addition,
  information will be requested on the number of students in
  the International Baccalaureate Program and the number of
  graduates receiving International Baccalaureate (IB)
  diplomas.

  Attached are sample instructions for preparing the revised
  Combined Term (Regular and Summer) Graduate Report and a
  sample report form.  The sample instructions and form are
  also available on the Department's website at
  www.pen.k12.va.us.  Follow the links from the Data and
  Publications button.  

  This is an advance notice of the change in the data
  collection. The actual collection instruments and
  instructions will be preprinted for each secondary school in
  your division and will be sent under an Administrative
  Superintendents Memo in early May 1998.  

  For questions, please contact the Office of Management
  Information Systems (MIS) at (804) 225-2099 or send E-mail
  to grads@pen.k12.va.us.

  PDS/dmb

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