COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
August 6, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
For a school to make AYP under NCLB, all schools that do not have a graduating class must meet the participation rate and the annual measurable performance objectives for reading and mathematics, plus their selected other academic indicator. The choice of attendance, science, history or writing as the other academic indicator also will apply to the “safe harbor” AYP calculation.
School divisions may declare their choice of “other academic indicator” for the 2010-2011 school year through the Educational Registry Application (ERA). Staff members responsible for selecting the indicator should contact the Single Sign-On for Web Systems (SSWS) Account Manager to gain access to this application.
Please make your choice of attendance, science, history or writing using ERA and fax the signed verification to (804)530-4516 no later than August 31, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Educational Applications at RESULTSHELP@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2099.