COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 139

October 11, 2002


INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Alternative Standards of Learning Assessment and Evaluation Program for Certain Students with Disabilities Who Cannot Be Accommodated on the Standards of Learning Tests

 

At its September 26, 2002, meeting, the Board of Education conducted the first review of the Alternative Standards of Learning Assessment and Evaluation program for Certain Students with Disabilities Who Cannot Be Accommodated on the Standards of Learning Tests. This program is intended for a limited number of students with disabilities who cannot be accommodated on the Standards of Learning tests because of unique physical or mental disabilities. A copy of a document describing the program is attached.

 

The board expects to conduct the final review of these provisions at its meeting on November 20. In the meantime, we are requesting that you and your staff review this document and provide comments as appropriate. Comments should be submitted in writing or electronically to Mr. Nathan Sparks, Division of Assessment and Reporting. Mr. Sparks may be reached at (804) 225-3026,by e-mail at nsparks@mail.vak12ed.edu, or by fax at (804) 371-8978. Comments should be submitted by November 8, 2002. Questions about this initiative may be referred to Shelley Loving-Ryder, assistant superintendent for assessment and reporting or H. Douglas Cox, assistant superintendent for special education and student services. Ms. Loving-Ryder may be reached at (804) 225-2102 or sryder@mail.vak12ed.edu. Mr. Cox may be reached at (804) 225-3252 or dougcox@mail.vak12ed.edu. 

 

JLD/hdc

 

Attachment

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us./administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf139a.pdf