Superintendent’s Memo No. 228-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

August 22, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Nominations for Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Assessment Review Committee

The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Services is accepting nominations for the Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) for the Commonwealth Assessment Review Committee. Committee members will be responsible for reviewing the performance of WRS test items and developing new items for the test item bank. The meeting will be held at the CTE Resource Center, Glen Allen, Virginia, October 1-2, 2014.

Approximately 20 applicants will be selected to serve on the WRS review committee. School divisions are encouraged to nominate one representative who may either be a CTE teacher, school counselor, or administrator. All nominees must complete the Web-based application using the CTE Application Processing System (CTEAPS). The Web-based application process requires a professional reference and division-level approval (division superintendent or designee).  Procedures for submitting the Web-based application are available on the Virginia Department of Education Web site at https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/cteaps.  Completed applications should be submitted to the VDOE using CTEAPS by September 15, 2014.

Reimbursement will be provided as follows:

Committee members will be chosen based on the following criteria:

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Career and Technical Education Services staff at CTE@doe.virginia.gov or call (804) 225-2052.

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