COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 148

August 3, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Review of the Revised K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards of Learning

 

During the July 25, 2007, meeting of the Virginia Board of Education, the Department of Education presented for second review the Revised English Language Proficiency Standards of Learning. These standards support the English language development of limited English proficient (LEP) students in kindergarten through grade 12. The goal of the standards is to provide the foundation that will enable LEP students to be successful in core academic courses. The Board accepted for second review the Revised English Language Proficiency Standards of Learning. The standards can be accessed at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/VA_Board/Meetings/2007/jul-itemG.pdf.

 

The Board is expected to take final action on the revised standards at its monthly meeting on September 26, 2007. You are invited to comment on the Revised English Language Proficiency Standards of Learning through August 22, 2007, by e-mailing Judy Radford, ESL coordinator, Office of Program Administration and Accountability, at Judy.Radford@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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