COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 86

April 30, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Phase II Workshops for Algebra Readiness Diagnostic Test Contacts and Teachers

 

This summer the Virginia Department of Education will sponsor four regional informational and training workshops related to the Algebra Readiness Initiative. The Phase II workshops will focus on the continued use of the Algebra Readiness Diagnostic Test (ARDT) as a tool for use in the Algebra Readiness Initiative.

 

Participants experienced in the use of ARDT will be able to refine their understanding of algebra readiness through sessions on data analysis, intervention models, ARDT updates, and a question and answer session with representatives from Vantage Learning, publishers of ARDT, and the Virginia Department of Education.

 

Participants new to the program will be able to attend a pre-session attached to each of the four workshops to learn the basics of using the Algebra Readiness Diagnostic Test. School divisions may send up to two participants to one of the four regional workshops. The dates and locations are:

 

 

The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the additional session for those new to the program from 8:30 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided. A copy of the program agenda is attached. Attached also is the registration form, due July 23, 2004.

 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lois A. Williams (lwillia1@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 786-8078.

 

JLD/yba

 

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