COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 95

July 19, 2002

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 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 program updates and changes. 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 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration materials will be available at 9:00 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 division's Virginia Alternate Assessment Program trainers. Train-the-trainer sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration materials and training materials will be available at 8:00 a.m.

 

To register for these sessions, please complete and submit the attached registration form by July 30, 2002. Registration forms should be returned to Ms. Kim Shackelford, Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23219-2120. Questions regarding the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program should be directed to Mrs. Sharon Siler (mailto:ssiler@mail.vak12ed.edu), Office of Special Education, (804) 225-2711, or Mr. Nathan Sparks (mailto:nsparks@mail.vak12ed.edu), Division of Assessment and Reporting, (804) 225-3026.

 

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