COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 214
October 5, 2007
of Public Instruction
Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Program Range Finding Committees
Division of Student Assessment and School
Improvement is seeking nominees to serve on the range
finding committees for the Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Program. The
range finding committees will assist in the selection of student work samples for
use in training scorers in spring 2008. Approximately 12 educators will be
selected to serve on each of the six committees. School divisions are
encouraged to nominate representatives for each committee.
range finding committee meetings will be held at the Doubletree
Airport, Richmond, Virginia,
October 30- 1) VGLA Grades 3-4 Reading and
November 1, 2007 Grade
3 History/Social Science
2) VGLA Grades 3-4 Mathematics and
November 6-8, 2007 3) VGLA Grades 5-6 Reading, Virginia
History to 1877
Grades 5-6 Mathematics and
December 4-6, 2007 5) VGLA Grades 7-8 Reading, U.S.
1877, Civics and
Economics, and Grade
6) VGLA Grades 7-8 Mathematics and Grade 8 Science
nominees must submit an application through the Web-based process, Assessment Committee Application Processing System (ACAPS).
ACAPS is a paperless system for the submission and review of assessment
committee applications from educators in Virginia
public schools. The division superintendent or superintendents designee must
approve the application. An Internet
browser must be used to access ACAPS at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/ACAPS/index.htm
or visit the Virginia Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/home.shtml
and select the ACAPS link.
members will be chosen according to the following criteria:
- expertise in teaching
students with disabilities or limited English proficiency who participate
in the VGLA program; and
members will be provided the following:
for meals and travel expenses in accordance with state travel policy and
- lodging; and
certificate for recertification points.
Completed Web-based VGLA applications for grades 3-4
and 5-6 must be received at the Virginia Department of Education by October 22,
2007. Applications for grades 7 and 8 must be received by November 2.
you have questions, please contact the Office of Test Administration, Scoring,
and Reporting by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (804) 225-2107.