COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 47

March 14, 2003

INFORMATIONAL


TO: Division Superintendents

 

FROM:      Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT: English and Science Standards of Learning, Curriculum Framework, and Crosswalk

 

I am pleased to inform you that the revised Standards of Learning for English and science and the English Curriculum Framework, approved by the Board of Education, are available in Word and pdf formats on the Department of Educations website. The newly developed English Language Proficiency Standards of Learning for limited English proficient students are also available on the Web. The Science Curriculum Framework will be posted later this spring upon final approval by the Board of Education. All documents, including the crosswalks showing correlations and differences between the 1995 and current standards, can be found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html.

 

Printed copies of the Standards of Learning will be sent to each school division and school and one printed copy of the English Curriculum Framework will be sent to each school division by the end of May. In addition, a CD-ROM containing all of the English and science documents in both Word and pdf formats is being prepared for distribution. Each school and school division in the commonwealth will receive one copy of the CD-ROM. The English CD/ROM will be distributed by the end of May.

If you need additional information about the English Standards of Learning or any of the supporting documents, please contact Barbara Jones (mailto:bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), reading and English language arts specialist, office of elementary instructional services, at (804) 786-1997; Catherine Rosenbaum (mailto:crosenba@mail.vak12ed.edu), reading and English language arts specialist, office of middle instructional services, at (804) 225-2665; or Anita Wallace (mailto:awallace@mail.vak12ed.edu), English specialist, office of secondary instructional services, at (804) 371-7585 or Roberta Schlicher (mailto:rschlich@mail.vak12ed.edu), ESL specialist, office of middle instructional services, at (804) 786-1692.

 

If you need additional information about the Science Standards of Learning or any of the supporting documents, please contact Jim Firebaugh (mailto:jfirebau@mail.vak12ed.edu), director, office of middle instructional services, at (804) 225-2651; or Eric Rhoades (mailto:erhoads@mail.vak12ed.edu), science specialist, office of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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