COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 147
October 9, 1998

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Initial Verification of 1997 School Performance Report Card Data 

 
  Information sent by school divisions to the Department of
  Education as part of the School Performance Report Card
  (SPRC) and the school Certification of Pre-Accreditation
  Eligibility report will be returned soon to school
  divisions for correction and/or verification.  The SPRC
  data were to be reported to the Department on Sept. 18,
  1998, as requested in Supts. Memo #21, dated May 15, 1998. 
  The teacher endorsement data on page 1, Attachment A, of
  the Certification of Pre-Accreditation Eligibility report,
  were to be submitted by July 31, 1998, as requested in
  Supts. Memo #38, dated June 26, 1998.  The SPRC data
  collection contains only the information used in the SPRC
  that could not be obtained from other department reports.

  Materials to complete the verification process will be sent
  directly to your designated SPRC contact person.  The SPRC
  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.  SPRC 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 is the first step
  in the development of the first School Performance Report
  Card, scheduled for release in January 1999.  Should you
  have questions regarding this part of the SPRC process,
  please contact Cathy Learnard at (804) 786-5787 or Dan
  Keeling at (804) 371-2769.

  PDS/jc