COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 104

May 13, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Additional Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (epat)

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the addition of the following electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePAT) for the Standards of Learning end-of-course (EOC) and grade-8 tests:

        2002 and 2003 EOC Chemistry;

        2002 and 2003 EOC Biology;

        2002 and 2003 Earth Science;

        2003 EOC Algebra II; and

        2002 and 2003 Grade 8 Mathematics.

 

The following electronic Practice Assessment Tools were updated to incorporate annotations:

        2001 and 2002 EOC Algebra I; and

        2002 EOC Geometry.

 

Tests also remain available for:

 

These online tools support and enhance students preparation for the Standards of Learning assessments by providing interaction with released test items. Students can take the tests on the computer and receive immediate feedback about their responses and why they are correct or incorrect. Students may also download and print answer sheets to track their answers.

 

Students and teachers may now access ePAT through the Department of Education website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/2plus4in2004/index.shtml and click on the ePAT icon.

 

For additional information about ePAT, please contact Eric M. Rhoades (eric.rhoades@doe.virginia.gov), science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2676 or Deborah Bliss (deborah.bliss@doe.virginia.gov), mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 786-6418.

 

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