P. O. BOX 2120
April 4, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Stanford 9 Score Interpretation Workshops

     As discussed in previous workshops regarding the Stanford
  9 TA Abbreviated, the Department of Education and Harcourt
  Brace Educational Measurement will conduct regional workshops
  to discuss the interpretation of the reports that will be
  generated from the Spring, 1997 administration.  Sufficient
  seating is available at each workshop to accommodate the
  Division Director of Testing and one additional person from
  each school division.  It is anticipated that the workshops
  will take only half a day, and they are scheduled from 9:30 to
  12:30 each morning.  Workshop dates and locations are listed
  on Attachment A.

     School division assignments to these workshops are shown
  in Attachment B.  Attachment C is a response form for you to
  indicate which workshop you will attend.  Please fax the
  response form back to Judy Singh by April 30, 1997.  If you
  have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the
  Division of Assessment and Reporting at 804/225-2102.


  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office                             

 Informational Supts. Memo. # 59


     Stanford 9 Report Interpretation Workshop Locations

  May 20  Abingdon            Martha Washington Inn
                              150 West Main Street
                              Abingdon, VA 
                              I-81, Exit 17

  May 21  Lynchburg           Holiday Inn Central
                              Lynchburg, VA 
                              Route 29 Expressway and Odd
                                Fellows Road

  May 22  Richmond            Comfort Inn
                              3200 West Broad Street
                              Richmond, VA
                              I95, Exit 78

  May 23  Fredericksburg      Holiday Inn South
                              5324 Jefferson Davis Highway
                              Fredericksburg, VA 22408
                              I95, Exit 126

  Informational Supts. Memo # 59


          5/20/97   Abingdon

          Bland               Bristol
          Buchanan            Carroll
          Craig               Dickenson
          Floyd               Galax
          Giles               Grayson
          Lee                 Montgomery
          Norton              Patrick
          Pulaski             Radford
          Roanoke City        Roanoke County
          Russell             Salem
          Scott               Smyth
          Tazewell            Washington
          Wise                Wythe

          5/21/97        Lynchburg

          Albemarle           Alleghany
          Amelia              Amherst
          Appomattox          Augusta
          Bath                Bedford County
          Botetourt           Brunswick
          Buckingham          Buena Vista
          Campbell            Covington
          Cumberland          Charlotte
          Charlottesville     Danville
          Fluvanna            Franklin            
          Greene              Greensville
          Halifax             Harrisonburg
          Henry               Highland
          Lexington           Louisa
          Lunenburg           Lynchburg
          Martinsville        Mecklenburg
          Nelson              Nottoway
          Pittsylvania        Prince Edward
          Rockbridge          Rockinghom
          Staunton            Waynesboro

  Informational Supts. Memo # 59


          5/22/97   Richmond

          Accomack            Colonial Heights
          Charles City        Chesapeake 
          Chesterfield        Dinwiddie
          Franklin            Gloucester
          Goochland           Hampton 
          Hanover             Henrico
          Hopewell            Isle of Wight
          Mathews             New Kent
          Newport News        Norfolk
          Northampton         Petersburg
          Poquoson            Portsmouth
          Powhatan            Prince George
          Richmond City       Southampton
          Suffolk             Surry
          Sussex              Virginia Beach
          West Point          Williamsburg/James City

          5/23/97   Fredericksburg

          Alexandria          Arlington
          Caroline            Clarke
          Colonial Beach      Culpeper
          Essex               Fairfax
          Falls Church        Fauquier
          Frederick           Fredericksburg
          King and Queen      King George
          King William        Lancaster
          Loudoun             Madison
          Manassas Park       Manassas
          Middlesex           Northumberland
          Orange              Page
          Prince William      Rappahannock
          Richmond County     Shenandoah
          Spotsylvania        Stafford
          Warren              Westmoreland

 Informational Supts. Memo # 59


           Stanford 9 Report Interpretation Workshops
                         Response Form

__________     A representative(s) from my division will attend
               the workshops as assigned in the superintendent's
               memo.  No change is requested.

__________     No representative(s) from my division can attend
               the workshop as assigned in the superintendent's
               memo.  Please change us to attending the workshop
               noted below:

          _____     May 20--Abingdon--Martha Washington Inn
          _____     May 21--Lynchburg--Holiday Inn Central
          _____     May 22--Richmond--Comfort Inn
          _____     May 23--Fredericksburg--Holiday Inn South

Division Name:                                                 

Division Director of Testing Name:                             

Division Director of Testing Signature:                        


                   Please fax by April 30 to:

                           Judy Singh
              Division of Assessment and Reporting
                Virginia Department of Education
                         P.O. Box 2120
                    Richmond, VA 23218-2120
                      Phone: 804/786-1390
                       Fax:  804/371-8978