COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 236

November 9, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Technical Assistance WebEx for Reporting the Title I School Improvement Data Required Under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a technical assistance WebEx meeting designed for school divisions implementing Title I School Improvement sanctions for 2007-2008. Section 1111(h)(4)(F) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school divisions with schools in Title I School Improvement to collect data related to local implementation of School Improvement sanctions. These data are collected through the annual School Improvement Implementation Survey (SIIS). The Web-based technical assistance opportunity will focus on the data collection elements required for Year 1 through Year 6 schools and the procedures for reporting the data in SIIS.

 

The technical assistance WebEx will be offered on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and again on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. To register your school division for one of the sessions, please complete the attached form and return it to Veronica Tate at veronica.tate@doe.virginia.gov or fax it to (804)371-7347 by Friday, November 30, 2007. Participating school divisions are asked to assemble representatives at one location with a speakerphone and a computer that supports the WebEx application. It is recommended that the Title I coordinator, SES coordinator, and student record collections personnel be present for the presentation.

Directions for participating in the WebEx meeting are as follows:

1. At the date and time of the presentation for which your division is registered, go to http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/profdev.html and select eMeeting/Webinar Sessions (September 2007-to-date). Locate the session (Title I School Improvement Data Reporting) and select Join Now. Enter your name and e-mail address. Enter the password siis0708 when prompted.

 

2. Dial (800) 337-3137 to connect to the teleconference portion of the WebEx. Enter the pass code 2869 when prompted.

 

Please contact Becky Marable at (804) 371-0044 or rebecca.marable@doe.virginia.gov; or Veronica Tate at (804) 225-2904 or veronica.tate@doe.virginia.gov with any questions.

 

BKCJr/VT/bm

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf236a.pdf