DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 10
January 11, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dissemination of House Joint Resolution No. 130 (2006)
House Joint Resolution No. 130 (2006) encourages the Department of Education to collect data and information pertaining to high school dropout and graduation rates in the Commonwealth. A copy of HJR 130 is attached to this memo.
Department of Education collects student records at the end of the school year
through our Student Record Collection (SRC).
These student records are the basis for calculating various statistics,
including dropout and graduation rates.
Accuracy of the data collected is particularly important and
superintendents are encouraged to carefully review their verification reports
prior to signing. Procedures are in
place to ensure that no student is reported more than once and to account for
every student enrolled in
The role of your divisions official Student Records Collection Contact is vital to the accuracy and timeliness of the data for the entire state as the contacts must communicate with one another and sometimes re-submit data when enrollment of a student is in question.
We commend the school division Student Records Collection contacts for their hard work in submitting quality data to the department as requested.
For more information on the Student Record Collection, please contact the Office of Educational Information Management via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (804) 786-3112.