COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 23

May 13, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Effective Date for the Implementation of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)

 

On November 17, 2004, the Board of Education approved a cut score of 165 for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) as a requirement for all individuals who are seeking an initial endorsement authorizing them to serve as principals and assistant principals in the public schools.

 

The effective date for the cut score of 165 is July 1, 2005. As required by the Code of Virginia, the technical revision process of the Administrative Process Act (APA) has been completed, and this new requirement has been incorporated into the Board of Educations Regulations Governing the Licensure of School Personnel.

 

Individuals seeking an initial administration and supervision endorsement who are interested in serving as central office instructional personnel are not required to take and pass the SLLA. However, the option of taking the SLLA instead of the internship is expected to continue until new licensure regulations are promulgated.

 

The Regulations Governing the Licensure of School Personnel set forth an endorsement in administration and supervision prek-12. Therefore, after July 1, 2005, the administration and supervision prek-12 endorsement will include a notation to indicate whether the individual has met the SLLA and can serve as a principal or assistant principal or has not met the SLLA and is restricted to serving in central office positions.

 

If you have questions about the SLLA requirement, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Thomas A. Elliott, assistant superintendent for teacher education and licensure;

Patty S. Pitts, director of professional licensure; or

Dr. JoAnne Y. Carver, director of teacher education and quality enhancement. They may be contacted by e-mail or by telephoning the division at (804) 371-2522.

 

JLD/pp