COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 96

June 6, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Regional Workshops for Algebra Readiness Diagnostic Test Contacts and Administrators

 

The Virginia Department of Education will sponsor four regional information and training workshops to familiarize participants with the newest enhancements to the computer-adaptive online Algebra Readiness Diagnostic Test (ARDT). The newest enhancements include test items recoded to 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning, Grade 4 through Algebra I test items, strand tests, and audio features. The dates and locations are:

 

     August 12, 2003 Pulaski High School, Pulaski County;

     August 13, 2003 Spotswood High School, Rockingham County;

     August 18, 2003 Indian River Middle School, Chesapeake; and

     August 19, 2003 James Monroe Building, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond.

 

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. In Richmond, an additional session will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Two participants are invited from each school division. The registration form is attached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact Christa H. Southall

(csouthal@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 786-8078.

 

JLD/CS/yba

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