COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 134

May 30, 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 Virginia Grade Level Alternative in Science

 

 

On April 24, 2008, the Virginia Board of Education adopted cut scores for the Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) for grades 3, 5, and 8 in the area of science. The chart below lists the cut scores for levels of proficient and advanced for the science VGLA.

Grade Proficient Advanced

3 88 135

5 83 130

8 91 150

 

These cut scores will be applicable for collections based on the 2003 Science Standards of Learning beginning with the spring 2008 administration.

 

Should you have questions or need additional information, please call the Office of Assessment Development at (804) 225-2918 or e-mail Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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