COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 53

March 5, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Substitute Numeracy and Literacy Tests for the Modified Standard Diploma

 

At its meeting on February 25, the Board of Education approved four substitute tests to satisfy the numeracy and literacy requirements for the modified standard diploma. These are WorkKeys: Reading, WorkKeys: Math, ACT: EXPLORE and ACT: PLAN. All of these tests are available throughout the year and scores are reported 2 4 weeks after testing. Both WorkKeys and EXPLORE/PLAN are published by ACT. Information about these tests may be found at the following websites: http://www.act.org/workkeys/ and http://www.act.org/edcareer/index.html.

 

The Board is expected to establish cut scores for these tests at its meeting on April 28. Questions about this may be directed to Mr. H. Douglas Cox, assistant superintendent, Division of Special Education and Student Services at (804) 225-3252 or mailto:dougcox@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

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