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


SUPTS. MEMO NO. 184
September 29, 2000

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Transmittal of the 2000 Standards of Quality

The Standards of Quality (SOQ) represent the statutory framework that establishes the minimal requirements for educational programs in Virginia’s public schools. Significant changes were made to the SOQ during the 2000 General Assembly session. Attached is a copy of the current SOQ, §§ 22.1-253.13:1 through 22.1-253.13:8, as it now appears in the Code of Virginia. The revisions became effective July 1, 2000, unless otherwise indicated. Please note that there are two versions of Standards 1 and 3: a version effective until July 1, 2003; and another effective on July 1, 2003. Also attached is an outline of the amendments to the SOQ. The revisions in this document are shown in bold italics and strike-through. The number of the bill that was adopted to amend the Code is shown in parentheses.

Section 22.1-253.13:1, Standard 1, was amended to require the Board of Education:

Section 22.1-253.13:3, Standard 3, was amended to require the board: In addition, the Board may provide through vendors' Web-based computerized tests to evaluate students progress during and after remediation and may provide for the development of a remediation item bank directly related to the SOL.

Sections 22.1-253.13:5, Standard 5, and 22.1-253.13:6, Standard 6, were amended to require the board:

The SOQ were also amended to affect local school board requirements.

Section 22.1-253.13:1, Standard 1, was amended:

Section 22.1-253.13:6, Standard 6, was amended: I hope that you will find this information helpful. Please contact Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Public Affairs Anne D. Wescott (mailto:awescott@pen.k12.va.us) at (804) 225-2403.

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Attachments

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2000/inf184a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2000/inf184b.pdf