COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 206

December 5, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

WorkKeys: Writing Test Passing Scores Adopted by the Board of Education

 

The Board of Education at its November 19 meeting adopted cut scores for the WorkKeys: Writing test. This test had previously been approved by the board for use as a substitute test for the Standards of Learning (SOL) end-of-course English: writing test. The board adopted a score of 3 on the WorkKeys: Writing test as equivalent to pass/proficient on the SOL end-of-course English: Writing test and a score of 4 on the WorkKeys: Writing as equivalent to a proficiency level of pass/advanced. Attachment A is an updated list of all tests approved as SOL substitute tests for verified credit and student-selected tests for verified credit. The newly adopted cut scores are in bold print.

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Shelley Loving-Ryder, assistant superintendent for assessment and reporting, (mailto:sryder@mail.vak12ed.edu) at 225-2102.

 

JLD/SLR/jc

 

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