December 9, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS)-Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Alternative Assessment Workshop - January 18, 2017

The Virginia Association of School Superintendents and the Virginia Department of Education are providing Virginia teachers and administrators with a hands-on workshop to critique and review performance-based assessments (PBA’s).  The workshop will be conducted by Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis at the Short Pump Hilton Hotel on January 18.  During the workshop, the presenters will:

In addition, Virginia Department of Education staff will share the current status and future direction of the state’s alternative assessment initiative including ideas on how schools and divisions will be held accountable for results. 

Please share this information and the workshop registration link with your teachers and administrators: http://www.vassonline.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=284This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

SRS/SMC/jm