COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 16

January 28, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005-2006 Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Windows for Grades 3 through 8

 

On January 12, 2005, the Virginia Board of Education adopted a policy establishing three testing windows for the spring SOL administration for tests in grades 3 through 8 beginning with the 2005-2006 school year. This policy will require school divisions to choose one of three established testing windows for the administration of the SOL tests in grades 3-8 for 2005-2006. School divisions will continue to have the flexibility to set their own testing windows for the End-of-Course tests.

 

The Division of Assessment and Reporting will work with school divisions in establishing the dates of the three testing windows. Should you have questions or need additional information, please call the Division of Assessment and Reporting at(804) 225-2102 or e-mail darfax@doe.virginia.gov.

 

 

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