COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 62

March 16, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Additional Instructional Intervention to Satisfy Provisions in the Standards of Accreditation (SOA)

 

The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia require schools accredited with warning in English or mathematics to adopt and implement instructional interventions that have a proven track record of success at raising student achievement. At its meeting on February 28, 2007, the Board of Education added Saxon Phonics and Spelling K-3 to the approved instructional intervention list.

 

The Department of Education has prepared an updated Technical Assistance Resource Document that contains the Board-approved list and background information on each intervention, as well as the selection criteria and associated disclaimers. The updated list can be found at the following website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/title1/Interventions.pdf. The information included in the resource document is intended to assist schools that are accredited with warning in selecting and implementing an appropriate instructional intervention.

 

For more information about the instructional interventions, contact Anthony Dursa (Anthony.Dursa@doe.virginia.gov), education specialist, at (804) 371-7579.

 

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