COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
November 21, 2014
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Office of Assessment Development is seeking nominations for the 2015 Standards of Learning (SOL) Item and Test Review Committees. The committee meetings will be held in Richmond, Virginia, according to the attached schedule. Approximately 15 members are needed for each of the 29 committees, and school divisions may nominate one or more representatives for each committee.
Committee members will be chosen based on the following criteria:
Committee members selected for the 2015 SOL Item and Test Review Committees will be expected to:
Committee members will be provided the following:
All individuals who wish to serve on the 2015 committees, including those who have previously served, must submit an online application through the Assessment Committee Application Processing System (ACAPS). The application will require a professional reference and division approval. The procedure for submitting the online application is available at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/acaps/. Completed applications are due to the Virginia Department of Education by February 13, 2015.
An informational video that provides an overview of the item and test review process, along with reflections from Virginia educators who have participated in this process, can be found on the Virginia Department of Education Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/assessment_committees/index.shtml.
If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff at Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2102.
Your continued support of this effort is greatly appreciated.