COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 58

March 9, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Additional Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePat) for Sixth- and Seventh-Grade Mathematics

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the addition of sixth- and seventh-grade Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePat) to the resources available to middle school teachers of mathematics.

 

The sixth- and seventh-grade ePAT provide students with online access to the released 2006 Standards of Learning tests for mathematics in grades six and seven. Students are able to practice on the released tests and view annotations explaining the correct answers and the incorrect distractors. To locate the ePAT site go to http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Math/ and scroll down to Virginia Electronic Practice Assessment Tool.

 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lois Williams, mathematics specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-8078.

 

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