COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 104

May 18, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Release of Spring 2007 Standards of Learning Tests in Spring 2008

 

The Virginia Department of Education is planning to release all spring 2007 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in spring 2008 with the exception of the grade 8 science test. Because a new grade 8 science test based on the 2003 revisions to the grade 6, 7, and 8 science standards will be administered beginning in spring 2008, the spring 2007 grade 8 science test will not be released.

 

In previous years, school personnel have been permitted to review under secure conditions tests that were not scheduled for release. Based on the release schedule outlined above and the administration of a new grade 8 science test in spring 2008, there will be no tests eligible for review by school division personnel this spring.

If you have questions, please contact the Division of Assessment and Reporting at darfax@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2102.

 

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