COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 48
June 25, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Identification of Division Directors of Testing
Each year the Department of Education requests Division 
Superintendents to designate Division Directors of Testing.  
This memo conveys the request for the 1999-2000 school 
year.  The Division Directors of Testing are the official 
contacts for all activities related to state assessment 
programs.  It is to these persons that all state 
assessment-related correspondence and questions are 
directed by the Department.

You are being asked in this memo to designate: (1) a 
Division Director of Testing for the Literacy Passport 
Testing (LPT) Program, and (2) a Division Director of 
Testing for the Standards of Learning and norm-referenced 
program (the Stanford).  These designations may, as in the 
past, be the same person.

Attached is a listing of the Division Directors of Testing 
designated by you for the previous (1998-99) school year.  
Please use this form to update your designations of 
Division Directors of Testing for 1999-2000, and review and 
correct mailing and shipping addresses and phone/fax 
numbers.  These forms should be returned to the Division of 
Assessment and Reporting by July 15, 1999.  Questions 
should be directed to the staff of the Division of 
Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102.  Thank you for 
taking the time to update this information.

PDS/aw

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