COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 240

November 9, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Virginia Online Geometry Tutorial

 

During 2006, the Virginia Department of Education worked closely with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill to develop the Virginia Online Geometry Tutorial, an additional resource for the Commonwealths Project Graduation initiative. The tutorial was designed to determine student academic needs through an online assessment and to tailor Web-based lessons to meet those needs. Beginning in December 2006, the Department provided the Virginia Online Geometry Tutorial at no charge to students in public schools in grades 9 through 12 who had passed Geometry but had failed the Geometry Standards of Learning assessment.

 

The Virginia Department of Education is no longer able to continue funding the Virginia Online Geometry Tutorial. However, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill will permit school divisions to purchase accounts for students at a cost of $20 per student. For more information on PassKey Geometry or to place an order, please contact Steve Westbury by telephone at (800) 529-0148 or by e-mail at econsulting101@cox.net, or log on to www.vapasskey.com.

 

For more information, please contact Deborah Bliss, mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-6418.

 

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