COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 33

March 7, 2003


INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for the Reading Instructional Materials Review Committees

 

The purpose of this memo is to seek nominations for membership on the K-5 Reading Instructional Materials Review Committees. Members of these committees provide content area and grade level expertise in the review of textbooks and materials relative to their alignment with the English Standards of Learning.

 

There are Reading Instructional Materials Review Committees for each of three grade groupings, K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. In addition to the members with grade level and content area expertise, the committees will include parents and representatives of higher education.

 

Publishers will be instructed to send each committee member the textbooks and related materials, including the proposed correlation of the materials with the 2002 English Standards of Learning. The committees will review the materials independently. We anticipate that the committees will meet in Richmond in July 2003 to compile the review documents.

 

Please nominate one or more distinguished educators in your division and forward a copy of the attached K-5 Reading Instructional Materials Review Committee Application to each of the people you have nominated. Nominees should submit completed forms to the division superintendent for his/her signature; the forms are to be returned to the Department of Education by Wednesday, April 9, 2003.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Poorbaugh (mailto:lpoorbau@mail.vak12ed.edu), director of office of elementary instructional services at (804) 786-3925. Thank you in advance for your interest and assistance.

 

JLD/LMP/vdg

 

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