COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 94
May 2, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report of Combined (Regular and Summer) Term Graduates, 1999-2000

 
 The 1999-2000 Report of Combined (Regular and Summer) Term Graduates has been 
revised to include additional categories for reporting graduate data. These data are 
needed for program evaluation and Federal reporting requirements for Vocational-
Technical Education Accountability.  The following information will be requested on 
the report:

        1. The number of high school students with an Individual Student Alternative 
           Education Plan (ISAEP) who have earned General Educational Development 
           (GED) certificates. Please refer to SUPTS. MEMO. NUMBER 215 dated 
           December 3, 1999, for information on the ISAEP. 
        
        2. In addition to reporting vocational program completers by degree, 
           racial/ethnic and gender breakdowns will be included.

        3. The number of graduates by degree who have completed the secondary 
           component of Tech Prep.

The graduate report must be completed for all secondary schools in your division 
and returned to the Department of Education by September 8, 2000. An administrative 
memo, final spreadsheets, file layouts, detailed instructions, and a list of edit 
procedures will be sent to division superintendents and posted on the Department of 
Education's website in June 2000.

The data for the Report of Combined (Regular and Summer) Term Graduates should be 
submitted to the Office of Management Information Systems in an Excel spreadsheet 
or an ASCII flat file format. 

Questions or comments relating to the Report of Graduates should be directed to 
Data Administration at (804) 225-2099.

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