DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 239
November 9, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Alternative and
The Division of Assessment and Reporting is seeking nominations for membership on the range finding committees for the Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Program and the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP). The range finding committees will assist in the selection of student work samples to be used in training scorers in spring 2007. Approximately 12 educators will be selected to serve on each of the seven committees. School divisions are encouraged to nominate representatives for each committee.
range finding committee meetings will be conducted at the
4-7, 2006 1) VGLA Grades 3-4
Grade 3 History/Social Science
2) VGLA Grades 3-4 Mathematics and
Grade 3 Science
9-12, 2007 3) VGLA Grades 7-8
Grade 8 History/Social Science
4) VGLA Grades 7-8 Mathematics and
Grade 8 Science
16-19, 2007 5) VGLA
6) VGLA Grades 5-6 Mathematics and
Grade 5 Science
January 23-26, 2007 In event of inclement weather, VGLA committee alternate dates
2, 2007 3-5, Grades 6-8
Science, and History/Social Science)
Committee members will be chosen according to the following criteria:
Committee members will be provided the following:
Individuals may initiate the application process for the range finding committees or may be nominated. In either case, all nominees must complete the attached application and obtain written approval from their division superintendent. Completed applications for the December committee meetings must be received at the Virginia Department of Education by November 20, 2006. All other applications must be received by December 5.
If you have questions, please contact the Division of Assessment and Reporting at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (804) 225-2102.