COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 112
August 10, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Training for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program

The Office of Special Education and Student Services and the Division of Assessment and Reporting will conduct three information and training sessions on the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program. Information sessions will be a half-day in length and are designed to provide scoring information and program updates. Each school division is invited to send the director of special education, the division director of testing, and one parent resource center staff member to these sessions. All information sessions will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Registration materials will be available at 11:15 a.m.

In addition to the information sessions, the Virginia Department of Education will also provide three training sessions using a train-the-trainer model. The train-the-trainer sessions are designed to equip school division trainers to conduct training sessions within their respective school divisions. Each school division is invited to select two persons to attend the training and serve as the divisionís Virginia Alternate Assessment Program trainers. Train-the-trainer sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration materials and training materials will be available at 8 a.m.

To register for these sessions, please complete and submit a registration form by August 31, 2001. Registration forms should be returned to Ms. Dawn Edge, office services specialist, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. Questions regarding the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program should be directed to Mrs. Sharon Siler (mailto:ssiler@mail.vak12ed.edu), Office of Special Education and Student Services (804) 225-2711, or Dr. Gordon Trump (mailto:gtrump@mail.vak12ed.edu), Division of Assessment and Reporting, (804) 225-2919.

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