COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
September 23, 2011
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Regulation 8 VAC 20-131-80 of the Standards of Accreditation requires that schools shall maintain an early skills and knowledge achievement record in reading and mathematics for each student in grades kindergarten through grade 3 to monitor student progress and to promote successful achievement on the third-grade Standards of Learning tests. This record shall be included with the student's records if the student transfers to a new school.
Full implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning began in the fall of the 2011-2012 school year. Full implementation of the 2010 English Standards of Learning will begin in the fall of the 2012-2013 school year.
The Virginia Department of Education has developed sample English and Mathematics Achievement Records that may be used as models as school divisions develop their own achievement records. Additional information about the English Achievement Record and the sample record are available on the Virginia Department of Education Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/english/elementary/index. Questions relating to the K-3 English Achievement Record should be directed to Thomas Santangelo, elementary English/reading specialist, by e-mail at Thomas.Santangelo@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3203.
Additional information about the Mathematics Achievement Record and the two sample mathematics achievement records are available on the Virginia Department of Education Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/mathematics/elementary/index.shtml. Questions relating to the K-3 Mathematics Achievement Record should be directed to Dr. Deborah Wickham, mathematics specialist, by e-mail at Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-7986.