COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 195
October 15, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Procedure for Providing Feedback on Standards of Learning Tests After a Test Administration


Informational Superintendent's Memo No. 124, dated June 11, 
1999, addressed the ability of teachers and instructional 
staff to provide feedback to the Content Review Committees 
on SOL tests after each administration.  Superintendent's 
Memo No. 124 contained a sample of this form.  
Superintendent's Memo No. 70, dated April 2, 1999, also 
addressed this issue and provided a set of instructions for 
accomplishing this review. 

The fall 1999 SOL testing is upon us.  This memo contains 
the following materials to allow review of the tests being 
given in a school division during the fall and save you 
from searching for the referenced material:  

1. the SOL Test Feedback Form for fall, 1999;

2. a copy of Superintendent's Memo No. 70, dated April 2, 
1999, which contains the directions for this review; and

3. a copy of Superintendent's Memo No. 124, dated June 11, 
1999. 

The SOL Tests are secure tests and the importance of 
maintaining test security cannot be over emphasized.  If 
you have questions regarding this procedure, please call 
the Division of Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102. 

PDS/CMH/jc

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