COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 71

March 28, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Passing Scores Adopted by the Board of Education for the New Cumulative Grade 8 Science Standards of Learning (SOL) Test

 

On March 19, 2008, the Virginia Board of Education adopted passing scores for the new grade 8 science test based on the 2003 SOL. The new cut scores, which are expressed in the number of items a student must answer correctly, were adopted for the achievement levels of pass/proficient and pass/advanced. The passing scores for the new grade 8 science SOL test are shown below:

 

Pass/Proficient Pass/Advanced

27 44

Should you have questions or need additional information, please call the Division of Student Assessment and School Improvement at (804) 225-2102 or e-mail Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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