COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 129

June 18, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL



TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Additional Instructional Models and Programs to Satisfy Provisions in Standards of Accreditation (SOA)

 

The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia require schools accredited with warning in English or mathematics to adopt and implement instructional methods that have a proven track record of success at raising student achievement.

 

At the May 26, 2004, Board of Education meeting the following three additional instructional models/programs were approved and added to the list: Everyday Mathematics, A Plus Mathematics, and Ready Readers.

 

The Department of Education has prepared an updated Technical Assistance Resource Document (see Attachment A) that contains the board-approved recommended list and background information on recommended models, board-approved selection criteria, and disclaimers. The information included in the resource document is intended to assist schools that are accredited with warning in selecting and implementing an appropriate instructional model or program.

 

For more information about instructional models, please contact Maureen B. Hijar (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu), director, Secondary Instruction, at (804) 225-2894. For more information on the process for certifying adoption and implementation of instructional models and programs, please contact Dr. Cheri C. Magill (cmagill@mail.vak12ed.edu), director, Office of Accreditation, at (804) 225-2708.

 

JLD/MBH

 

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