Establishing Criteria and Examinations for Board of Education's Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology
Resolution Number 2000-6-A
September 28, 2000
WHEREAS, the 2000 General Assembly passed legislation (HB 633 and SB 606) requiring the Board of Education by October 1, 2000, to establish a regular schedule for the review, and revision as may be necessary, of the Standards of Learning in all subject areas;
By October 1, 2000, the Board shall establish a regular schedule, in a manner it deems appropriate, for the review, and revision as may be necessary, of the Standards of Learning in all subject areas. Such review of each subject area shall occur at least once every seven years. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the Board from conducting such review and revision on a more frequent basis.
That, by November 1, 2000, the Board of Education shall begin the review and revision of the Standards of Learning, as required by this act, with a review and revision of the social studies Standards of Learning and shall concentrate its first cycle of review and revision on those Standards of Learning linked to verified units of credit.
WHEREAS, since 1995, the Board has developed or revised Standards of Learning in seven discipline areas and computer/technology; and
WHEREAS, in 1995, the Board approved revised Standards of Learning in mathematics, science, English, history and social science, and computer/technology by the end of grades five and eight; and
WHEREAS, in 2000, the Board approved new computer/technology Standards of Learning by the end of grade twelve and revised Standards of Learning in foreign language and the fine arts; and
WHEREAS, the Standards of Learning for health, physical education, and driver education are being revised with Board approval targeted for the spring of 2001;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education will review and revise, as deemed necessary, by June of each year, the Standards of Learning subject areas that are recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Kirk T. Schroder, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
September 28, 2000