COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 241

November 9, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Fall 2006 VGLA Training Sessions for Title III Coordinators

 

On October 25, 2006, the Board of Education approved the Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Assessment as a substitute for the grades 3 through 8 Standards of Learning reading tests for limited English proficient (LEP) students. This option may be offered to LEP students who are classified at levels 1 or 2 of English Language Proficiency. 

 

In response to requests from school divisions, the Virginia Department of Education will repeat the VGLA Assessment training for Title III/ESL Coordinators and individuals who are responsible for training school-level staff. The regional training sessions will follow a train-the-trainer model.  Each school division may register two participants for one of the training sessions. All participants must pre-register with Conference Solutions, LLC, at www.customconference.com/VGLA_LEP by November 20, 2006. 

 

The training sessions are scheduled as follows:

 

November 28, 2006

9 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Holiday Inn Hotel Tanglewood

Roanoke, Virginia

 

November 30, 2006

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sheraton Park South Hotel

Richmond, Virginia

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Division of Assessment and Reporting by e-mail at darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2102.

 

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