COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 154

August 11, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Alternate Assessment Program New Passing Scores Established by the Board of Education

 

 

On July 26, 2006, the Virginia Board of Education adopted cut scores for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) for grades 3 through 5, grades 6 through 8, and grades 9 through 12 in the content areas of reading, mathematics, science, and history/social science. A table listing the scores needed for passing each content area in each grade level band as well as the scores needed for students to attain pass advanced status is available on the Virginia Department of Education website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/home.shtml.

 

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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