COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO.231

September 19, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Fall Professional Development Training for the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs)

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Education's ongoing effort to ensure compliance with the English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment and standard requirements under Section 1111(b)(7) and Section 3113(b)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, training will be offered on the implementation of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs). The first day of training will focus on the WIDA ELP Standards from an instructional perspective, and is recommended for the division Title III coordinator or designee, and one content area specialist per division. The second day of training will focus on the ACCESS for ELLs, and is recommended for the Title III coordinator or designee, and the division director of testing.

 

The training will be provided on October 9 and 10, 2008, from 8:30 a.m 3 p.m. in three locations throughout the state as follows:


Locations

Sheraton Park South

9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 323-1144

 

Holiday Inn Valley View

3315 Ordway Drive

Roanoke, VA 24017

(540) 362-4500

 

Holiday Inn at Historic Carradoc Hall

1500 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

(703) 771-9200

 

A morning break, lunch, and materials will be provided on both days of training. Lodging, parking, and travel costs are the responsibility of attendees; however, these expenses are authorized activities and may be charged to local Title I, Part A, and Title III, Part A, budgets.

 

Due to space limitations, registration is limited to Title III coordinators or their designee, content specialists, and division directors of testing. To register for a training site, please go to http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/widaelp and follow the directions.

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist, at the Virginia Department of Education, at (804) 371-0778 or at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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