COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 93
June 26, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Nominations for Peer Review Committee - Standards of Learning Training Initiative

 
  The Department of Education is soliciting nominations from
  division superintendents for local educators who would be
  willing to serve on the Peer Review Committee for the
  Standards of Learning Training Initiative. Approximately 20
  Virginia educators will be invited to serve on the Peer
  Review Committee, which will meet on August 13 and 14 in
  Richmond. Nominees should be teachers, principals,
  administrators, or curriculum specialists who have knowledge
  of the core Standards of Learning, applications of
  instructional technology, Standards of Accreditation, SOL
  assessment, and professional development delivery models.

  Using the criteria listed in the grant application,
  committee members will read, rate, and make written comments
  on each grant application prior to the August meeting.
  During the meeting, reviewers will discuss their ratings and
  prepare a written summary of comments for each application.
  A school division's summary report will be distributed to
  the division's contact person by September 15, 1998.

  The Peer Review Committee will meet at the Roslyn Conference
  Center in Richmond. Specific information will be sent to
  each participant. Participants' mileage, meals, and lodging
  will be paid by the Department of Education. Participants
  will also receive a $150 honorarium for reading and rating
  the proposals prior to the committee meeting.

  Selection of committee members will take into consideration
  geographic distribution, ethnic/racial balance, and coverage
  of the required components in the training initiative. 
  Additional nominations will be solicited from institutions
  of higher education. To make your nomination, please
  complete and return the attached form to Dr. Patricia I.
  Wright, Director of Secondary Instruction, by July 15, 1998.
  Questions about nominating educators for the Peer Review
  Committee should be directed to Dr. Wright at (804) 225-2880.

  PDS/piw

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



           STANDARDS OF LEARNING TRAINING INITIATIVE
                    PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE


                N O M I N A T I O N   F O R M



  School Division
  ______________________________________________


  Name of Nominee
  ______________________________________________


  Title/Position
  _______________________________________________


  Areas of Expertise (Please check all that apply.):

         SOL Content:   mathematics(   ), science(   ),
                        English(  ), history/social sciences(   )

         Instructional Technology

         SOL Assessment

         Standards of Accreditation

         Professional Development Delivery Models


  Summer Mailing Address     _____________________________________

                             _____________________________________


  Summer Telephone Number (   )______ FAX Number (___)___      



  E-mail
  Address_____________________________________________________


  Date _____________ Superintendent's Signature_______________
                                  (or designee)


  Return by July 15, 1998 to Dr. Patricia I. Wright
         (FAX Preferred)     Director of Secondary Instruction
                             Virginia Department of Education
                             P.O. Box 2120
                             Richmond, VA 23218-2120
                             FAX (804) 786-5466