COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 140

October 11, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Guidelines for the Participation of Students with Disabilities in the State Accountability System

 

At its September 26, 2002, meeting, the Virginia Board of Education approved guidelines for the participation of students with disabilities in the state accountability system. The guidelines are located on our Web page at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf140a.pdf. These guidelines replace those adopted by the Board in October 1997. This document addresses the participation of students with disabilities in both the Standards of Learning Assessment Program and the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program. An implementation document prepared by the Department of Education is also on our Web page. /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf140b.pdf

 

Questions about either document may be addressed to Harley Tomey at (804) 371-8283 or by e-mail (mailto:htomey@mail.vak12ed.edu), or to the staff of the Division of Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102.

 

JLD/SLR/jc

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf140a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf140b.pdf