COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 9

February 14, 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Process to Evaluate Locally Selected and/or Developed English Language Proficiency Instruments

 

As stated in Administrative Superintendent's Memorandum No. 2, dated January 10, 2003, Title III sub-grantees that wish to use locally selected and/or developed assessment instruments to measure the English language proficiency of limited English proficient (LEP) students not on the state approved list must submit to the Department of Education requests to use such instruments.

 

The process for submission of such instruments is as follows. School divisions must submit: 1) a letter of their intent to use locally selected and/or developed instruments to measure the English language proficiency of their LEP students, 2) a completed form attached to this memo at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/adm009b.pdf, and 3) the locally selected and/or developed instruments.

 

Also attached to this memo at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/adm009a.pdf is the rubric that will be used by the Department of Education review panel to evaluate the instruments against the criteria stipulated in the Title III, Part A, Guidance on Standards, Assessments, and Accountability.

 

Submissions must be received on or before March 15, 2003. Forward submissions to: Roberta Schlicher, ESL specialist, Virginia Department of Education, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219.

 

If you have questions, please contact Roberta Schlicher (mailto:rschlich@mail.vak12ed.edu), ESL specialist, at (804) 786-1692.

 

JLD/RLS/ya

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/adm009a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2003/adm009b.pdf