COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 32

July 27, 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2007-2008 NCLB Other Academic Indicator Selection

DUE: August 31, 2007

 

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has approved an amendment to allow school divisions to choose attendance, science, history, or writing as the other academic indicator for adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the division and each school that does not have a graduating class. This amendment is acceptable by USED if the choice is made prior to the start of the school year so schools will have a clear objective to pursue.

For a school to make AYP under NCLB, all schools that do not have a graduating class must meet the participation rate and the annual measurable performance objectives for reading and mathematics, plus their selected other academic indicator. The choice of attendance, science, history, or writing as the other academic indicator also will apply to the safe harbor AYP calculation.

 

School divisions may declare their choice of other academic indicator for the 2007-2008 school year through the Educational Registry Application (ERA). Staff members responsible for selecting the indicator should contact the Single Sign-On (SSWS) Account Manager to gain access to this application. The indicator for 2007-2008 will default to the 2006-2007 choice unless the indicator is changed by Friday, August 31, 2007. The link to the indicator selection page will not be available beyond this date.

 

Please make your choice of attendance, science, history, or writing using ERA and fax the signed verification to (804)786-0101 no later than August 31, 2007. If you have any questions, please contact Educational Applications at RESULTSHELP@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-3112 (select menu option 4).

 

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