COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 209

September 29, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Public Comment Period and Public Hearings for the Revised English Language Proficiency Standards of Learning

 

On September 27, 2006, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards of Learning. The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on these Standards of Learning for use in Virginia public schools.

 

The Department of Education has provided the proposed ELP Standards of Learning as an attachment to this memorandum. Also, the document is posted on the Departments website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/ESL/.

 

The Virginia Board of Education will hold two public hearings to solicit comments on the proposed ELP Standards of Learning. Below are the dates and locations of the public hearings:

 

November 2, 2006

Freedom High School

15201 Neabsco Mills Road

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Time: The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Directions to this location may be found at: http://freedom.groupfusion.net/.

 

November 29, 2006

James Monroe Building

101 North 14th Street, 22nd Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Time: Immediately following the adjournment of the State Board of Education business meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Directions to this location may be found on the Departments website at:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/meetings.html.

 

Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board.

 

Additionally, comments may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail until December 22, 2006, to Val Gooss, ESL coordinator, Office of Program Administration and Accountability, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120; fax (804) 371-7347; or e-mail elpstandards@doe.virginia.gov.

 

If you need additional information relating to the proposed revisions to the ELP standards, please contact Val Gooss at Valerie.Gooss@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-1692.

 

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Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf209a.pdf