COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

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

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 84
June 14, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Update on the Implementation of the 2001 History and Social Science and Mathematics Standards of Learning and the Impact on Assessment

 

 

To assist school divisions in aligning existing curriculum to the revised Standards of Learning for history and social science and mathematics, I am pleased to inform you that all of the resources developed by the Department of Education have been updated to reflect the 2001 Standards of Learning. The documents are posted on the Department of Education website at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html.

 

The CD/ROM that contains the 2001 History and Social Science Standards of Learning, the Curriculum Framework, the Crosswalk of Common Content from the 1999 Teacher Resource Guide to the 2001 Curriculum Framework was sent to each school division central office and each school last winter. The CD/ROM that contains the 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning, curriculum framework, and the crosswalk between the 2001 Standards of Learning and the 1995 Standards of Learning will be shipped this month to each school division central office and each school.

 

School divisions are encouraged to begin work on curriculum alignment and to prepare for full implementation of the revised Standards of Learning for history and social science and mathematics by the 2003-2004 school year. For history and social science the 2002-2003 Standards of Learning assessments will include core items based on the common content and

field-test items based on the new 2001 content. The 2002-2003 Standards of Learning mathematics assessments will include core items based on the 1995 Standards of Learning and

field-test items based on the 2001 content. The 2003-2004 Standards of Learning assessments in both history and social science and mathematics will be completely aligned with the 2001 Standards of Learning. Please see Attachment A for a chart of this information.

 

If you should have questions about the implementation of the History and Social Science Standards of Learning and supporting documents, please contact Beverly Thurston (bthursto@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist, at (804) 225-2893. For questions about the implementation of the Mathematics Standards of Learning and supporting documents, please contact Deborah K. Lyman (dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, at

(804) 786-6418. Questions regarding assessment should be directed to Suzanne Trevvett (strevvet@mail.vak12ed.edu), associate director, Division of Assessment and Reporting, at (804) 225-2917.

 

 

JLD/MBH/pl

 

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