COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 252

December 17, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Clarification on the Use of Calculators on the Standards of Learning Mathematics Tests

 

The purpose of this memo is to clarify the use of calculators on the Standards of Learning (SOL) mathematics tests.

 

 

 

 

 

A new scientific calculator, the Sharp EL-501WBBK scientific calculator, has been approved by the Department of Education. This is an acceptable replacement for the Sharp EL-501V, which is no longer available.

Attached is a table summarizing the use of calculators on all mathematics SOL tests. The calculators that have been approved are also listed. A table summarizing the use of calculators on all mathematics and science SOL tests may also be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/home.shtml.

 

If you need additional information, please contact Earl Jackson at Earl.Jackson@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2916, Marcia Perry at Marcia.Perry@doe.virginia.gov or

(804) 786-1390, Lois Williams at Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-8078, or Deborah Bliss at Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-6418.

 

 

JLD/SLR/jc

 

Attachment

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf252a.pdf