COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 5

January 11, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Additional Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePat) for Third-, Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Reading and Mathematics

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the addition of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePat) to the resources available to elementary school teachers of reading and mathematics.

 

The third- fourth- and fifth-grade ePAT provide students with online access to the released 2007 Standards of Learning tests for reading and mathematics in grades three, four and five. This application is intended to support and enhance student preparation for the Standards of Learning Web-based Assessments. To locate the ePAT site go to

http://www.pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Virginia/vaPALPLayout&cid=1175826755281&pagename=vaPALPWrapper.

 

For additional information, please contact Ginna Glover, reading specialist, at (804)786-1997 or Ginna.Glover@virginia.gov; or Dr. Deborah Wickham, mathematics specialist, at (804)786-7986 or Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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