COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 190
December 18, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Phase II Standards of Learning (SOL) Report Interpretation Workshop

 
  School divisions are in the process of receiving the Phase II
  reports of the spring 1998 SOL testing.  While the Phase II
  reports are similar in design to those in Phase I, the Phase
  II reports contain scaled scores and performance levels for
  students.  Summary level reports for schools and school
  divisions contain information on mean scaled scores and
  percentages of students at the various performance levels
  (fail, pass/proficient, pass/advanced).  To assist division
  directors of testing in working with others in interpreting
  the Phase II reports, the Department of Education has prepared
  a package of annotated reports and will conduct four regional
  workshops about these reports.  

  Workshops will be held in the locations listed below and will
  begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee.  Space is limited.  Division
  directors of testing may bring one additional staff member to
  the workshops.  Please assist us in keeping to this number of
  attendees.   

  Workshop 1:  January 5      Christiansburg High
                                School Auditorium
                              100 Independence Blvd.
                              Christiansburg, VA

  Workshop 2:  January 6      Turner Ashby High School
                                Lecure Room
                              800 N. Main Street
                              Bridgewater, VA


  Workshop 3:  January 7      Newport News Public
                                School Admin. Bldg.
                              12465 Warwick Boulevard
                              Newport News, VA 

  Workshop 4:  January 8      James Monroe Building
                                Conference Room C
                              101 N. 14Th Street
                              Richmond, VA   

  Due to the upcoming holidays there will be no registration
  form for these workshops.  The Division of Assessment and
  Reporting looks forward to working with division directors of
  testing and other staff members as the Phase II SOL reports
  are reviewed.  Questions regarding these workshops should be
  addressed to the staff of the Division of Assessment and
  Reporting at (804) 225-2102.


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