P. O. BOX 2120

May 5, 2000


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: School Profile Teacher Survey

 On April 26, the Virginia Board of Education approved the 14 items for inclusion in 
the School Profile Teacher Survey referenced in Superintendents Memo #14 (April 14, 
2000, Administrative). A copy of the survey items, background information, and other 
data are attached. 

Since the survey will be administered on-line, the attached version contains only 
the approved items. If you would like to view the actual survey on-line, you may 
log in (after May 8) to and use the following: 
PIN, 00000000000 (11 digits) and PASSWORD, 000000 (6 digits). Any responses to the 
items using this PIN and password will not be recorded in the database. Please feel 
free to share these access codes, as you deem appropriate. These codes have been 
provided to principals, as noted in the attached copy of instructions for the 
distribution of personalized PIN numbers to the teaching staff. Also attached, for 
your information, is a copy of the message sent to all teachers in Virginia 
requesting their participation in the School Profile Teacher Survey.

These data will provide an excellent opportunity for teachers and administrators to 
share comments regarding the conditions necessary to support effective instruction 
in the content of the Standards of Learning. Each of the survey items is correlated 
to the characteristics of effective schools.  Research identifies the use of time 
and the focus on the curricula as two of the most critical variables that separate 
effective schools from ineffective schools. We hope you will be able to use these 
data to help your students succeed in learning the content, processes, and skills 
specified in the Standards of Learning.

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the survey or the profile, 
please contact Kevin Bell  ( , public relations manager 
at (804) 3371-240.