COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 54
April 3, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Training for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Summary of Answers

 
     Superintendent's Memorandum No. 46 was used as the
  transmittal for each school division's test results on the
  PSAT/NMSQT.  The test results, known as the Summary of
  Answers, are made available to those school divisions testing
  twenty-five or more students.

     The Department of Education and The College Board are
  offering two training sessions on the PSAT/NMSQT Summary of
  Answers.  The sessions will be offered in Richmond and
  Harrisonburg.  The dates and locations of the sessions are as
  follows.  Please note that the date of the Richmond training
  session has been changed from April 14 to May 5.

          Harrisonburg, Virginia - April 29, 1998
          James Madison University, University Center
          Taylor Hall, Room 306

          Richmond, Virginia - May 5, 1998
          Department of Education, James Monroe State Office
            Building
          101 North 14th Street, First Floor Conference Rooms
            D & E

     Check-in for each session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the
  training will begin at 9:00 a.m.  It is anticipated that each
  session will end at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be
  provided.

     It is suggested that an instructional supervisor, high
  school administrator, or guidance counselor represent your
  school division.  Each participant is asked to bring the
  Summary of Answers for his/her school and/or school division. 
  Attached is a registration form for those attending the
  training sessions.  The deadline for registration is April 17. 


     Should you have any questions, you may contact Dr. James
  E. Laws, Jr. at (804) 225-2924.

  PDS/mfm

  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office                      REGISTRATION FORM

                     PSAT/NMSQT Training
      Virginia Department of Education and The College
                           Board


  NAME                                                

  SCHOOL DIVISION                                     

  ADDRESS                                             

  PHONE NUMBER                                        

  POSITION                                            


  I WILL ATTEND:

     SESSION I - APRIL 29, 1998
     Harrisonburg, Virginia
     James Madison University, University Center
     Taylor Hall, Room 306

     SESSION II - MAY 5, 1998
     Richmond, Virginia
     Department of Education, James Monroe Building
     101 North 14th Street, First Floor Conference
       Rooms D&E


  Please Return by April 17, 1998 To:

  Dr. James E. Laws, Jr.
  Virginia Department of Education
  P. O. Box 2120
  Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

  FAX: (804) 225-2524