COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 25

May 27, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2004-2005 Annual Report, Programs for the Gifted

 

In 1999, the Code of Virginia was modified to include the following provision:

 

Each local school division shall submit the annual report, Programs for the Gifted, as required by Board regulations, to the Department of Education. [22.1-18.1]

 

The 2004-2005 annual report, Programs for the Gifted, will be collected through the Department of Educations Single Sign-On for Web Applications Systems (SSWS). Access to the application, Gifted Education, for school division personnel should be requested through the school divisions SSWS account manager.

 

The Gifted Education application will collect teacher data and program services data, to correlate with the school divisions March 31, 2005, student records data submission. In this application, school divisions will be required to provide only two kinds of information: Teacher Training and Program Services.

 

Teacher Training: The application will ask for the number of both full- and part-time teachers of the gifted as specified in the school divisions approved local plan for the gifted. Further, the report will solicit information about the training and credentials those teachers held or obtained in 2004-2005.

 

Program Services: Individual program services pages will be generated to allow the school divisions to report the options available for identified students. For example, if a school division identifies and serves students in only one program, such as general intellectual ability, that single program page will be created for the collection of the school divisions services data.

 

After entering its teachers and program services data, each division must print a verification report for the superintendents signature. The verification report should be mailed to Dr. Barbara McGonagill, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P. O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, no later than July 31, 2005.

 

Questions regarding the document or the process may be addressed to Dr. Barbara McGonagill (Barbara.McGonagill@doe.virginia.gov), specialist, Governors Schools and Gifted Education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2884.

 

Thank you for your assistance with this activity and your continued support of gifted education.

 

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