COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 52

March 28, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Comment Invited for the Draft of the Revised Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework

 

I am pleased to inform you that a draft of the revised Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework has been posted on the Department of Education's Web site. The Board of Education adopted the revised Science Standards of Learning in March 2003. After the Science Standards of Learning were revised, it became necessary to revise the Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, formerly known as the Teacher Resource Guide, for those standards.

 

The Science Standards of Learning, amplified by the Curriculum Framework, define the content knowledge and skills that are measured by the Standards of Learning tests. The Curriculum Framework provides additional guidance to school divisions and teachers as they develop an instructional program appropriate for their students. It assists teachers as they plan their lessons by framing the essential understandings, and defining the essential knowledge, skills or processes students need to master.

 

The Department of Education invites you to review and comment on the revised Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. The document can be found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/SOLcommentforms/scisolcurrfrmwrkcmnts.html. Comments will be accepted until April 28.

 

 

If you need additional information about the draft of the revised Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, please contact James C. 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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