COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 98

May 5, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Adoption of Cut Scores for Additional Substitute Tests for Verified Credit

 

 

On April 26, 2006, the Virginia Board of Education adopted cut scores for additional substitute tests for verified credit in Algebra I. The additional tests are the ACT PLAN: Mathematics subtest and the TABE Algebra/Geometry advanced level test. In addition, the Board of Education adopted cut scores for the Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language test when used as a substitute test for either the end-of-course English: Writing test or the end-of-course English: Reading test. A list of all tests approved as SOL substitute tests for verified credit is on the Department of Educations Web site at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/home.shtml

The additional tests and newly adopted cut scores are in bold print.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Division of Assessment and Reporting at 225-2102 or e-mail darfax@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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