COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 173

December 7, 2001

 

INFORMATIONAL

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Current Identification of Schools for Title I School Improvement, Improving Americas Schools Act of 1994

 

The U.S. Department of Education has approved a process for identifying schools for Title I School Improvement that is fully correlated to the Virginia Board of Educations Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (SOA). A Title I School Improvement school, therefore, is defined as any Title I school accredited with warning in any subject or combination of subjects based on the spring 2001 results of the Standards of Learning tests. (Schools identified based on spring 2000 and spring 2001 results will be recorded as two-year Title I School Improvement schools.)

 

Title I School Improvement schools of highest priority for special technical assistance or funding opportunities from the Office of Compensatory Programs will be those accredited with warning in English and math and in English or math. (These schools may also be accredited with warning in history and/or science.) Among these schools, highest priority will be given to schools that are farthest from attaining the states standards in English and math, then English, then math. Superintendents will be notified of special technical assistance or grant opportunities through future superintendents memoranda.

 


Questions regarding identification of schools for Title I School Improvement should be directed to Brenda Spencer, Title I specialist, at (804) 371-6201 or mailto: spencer8@pen.k12.va.us.

 

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