COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 64

March 21, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Update of Approved Instructional Intervention Provider to Satisfy Provisions in the Standards of Accreditation (SOA)

 

The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia require schools accredited with warning in English or mathematics to adopt and implement instructional interventions that have a proven track record of success at raising student achievement.

 

On June 28, 2007, the Board of Education granted the Superintendent of Public Instruction the authority to act on its behalf to approve Instructional Intervention providers. Acting on the Board's authority, on February 26, 2008, the Superintendent of Public Instruction approved one addition to the list that may be found in Attachment A.

 

The complete updated list may be found on the Department of Education's website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/title1/Interventions.pdf.

 

Prospective providers may continue to apply to the Virginia Department of Education by submitting a completed Instructional Intervention application for reading and/or mathematics. The applications may be found on the Department of Education's website at

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Forms/ApplicationInstructionalInterventions
Reading.doc
and

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Forms/ApplicationInstructionalInterventions
Mathematics.doc
.

 

For more information about the instructional interventions, contact Anthony Dursa, education specialist, by e-mail at Anthony.Dursa@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 371-7579.

 

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Attachment

 

a. Additional Instructional Intervention Provider (PDF)