COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 70
March 23, 2007
of Public Instruction
English Language Proficiency Reading
Subtest Discontinued as a Substitute for the Standards of Learning Reading
States Department of Education has informed the Virginia Board of Education
will no longer be permitted to administer the reading subtest of the Stanford
English Language Proficiency (SELP) test as a substitute for the Standards of
Learning (SOL) reading test for limited English proficient (LEP) students at
levels 1 and 2 of English Language Proficiency.
For the 2006-2007 school year LEP students in grades 3 through 8 must
- take the regular SOL reading test
with or without accommodations, or
- participate in the Virginia Grade Level
Alternative (VGLA) for reading if the student is at level 1 or 2 of
English language proficiency.
who have attended school in the United
States for less than twelve months may
receive a one-time exemption for the SOL reading test in grades 3 through 8.
If you have
questions or need additional information, please call the Division of
Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.