Superintendent’s Memo #297-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

December 11, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virtual Virginia Students State Testing Identifier

In order to meet the new state reporting requirements for 2015, the Virtual Virginia student information system has been updated to allow school divisions to add the state testing identifier (STI) for all students enrolled in a Virtual Virginia course.  The STIs of students enrolled in Virtual Virginia will be used to compile the reports from existing datasets within the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) database.

The DOE is requesting that school counselors enter the STIs of all students currently enrolled in a Virtual Virginia course into the Virtual Virginia student information system by February 15, 2016.

If you have any questions about the Virtual Virginia program or student information system, please contact Mark R. Saunders in the Office of Technology and Virtual Learning at mark.saunders@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-0307.

If you have any questions about the STIs, please contact Susan M. Williams in the Office of Education Information Management at susan.m.williams@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-4112.

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