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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 28
February 25, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting 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 spring 2000 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 spring and 
save you from searching for the referenced material:  

1. the SOL Test Feedback Form for spring, 2000;

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 overemphasized.  If you have questions regarding this procedure, please 
call the Division of Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102. 

JLD/CMH/jc 

Enclosure

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