COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 72

April 6, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Adoption of Cut Scores for Additional Substitute Test for Verified Credit

 

 

On February 28, 2007, the Virginia Board of Education adopted cut scores for an additional substitute test, SAT I Writing test, for verified credit in English: Writing. The scale score of 400 on the SAT I Writing test will be equivalent to an achievement level of proficient on the Standards of Learning (SOL) end-of-course (EOC) English: Writing test, and a scale score of 500 on the SAT I Writing test will be equivalent to the advanced level.

 

A list of all tests approved as SOL substitute tests for verified credit is on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/home.shtml. The additional test and newly adopted cut scores are in bold print.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Division of Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102 or e-mail darfax@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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