Superintendent’s Memo #106-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

April 26, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Anticipated Board Action on Recommended Cut Scores for the Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Grades 3-8 Reading and Grades 3, 5, and 8 Science Assessments Based on the 2010 Science and English Standards of Learning (SOL)

On April 25, 2013, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review recommended cut scores for the Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Grades 3-8 Reading and Grades 3, 5, and 8 Science Assessments based on the 2010 Science and English Standards of Learning (SOL).  A copy of each board item may be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2013/04_apr/agenda_items/item_h.pdf.

At its meeting on May 23, 2013, the Board is expected to take final action on the cut scores for these tests.  Comments or questions about the recommended cut scores should be directed to Shelley Loving-Ryder, assistant superintendent for student assessment and school improvement, at Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2102.

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