Superintendent's Memo #332-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

December 11, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Nominations for the 2010 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committees

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Assessment Development is seeking nominations for the 2010 Standards of Learning (SOL) Item and Test Review Committees, formerly called the SOL Assessment Content Review and SOL Assessment Bias/Sensitivity Review Committees. Fifteen members are needed for each of the 35 committees. School divisions are asked to nominate one or more representatives for each committee. The schedule for the committee meetings is attached. Each school principal will be mailed a recruitment poster encouraging teachers to participate. We ask that the recruitment poster be displayed prominently in the school building.

Committee members will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Committee members selected for the 2010 SOL Item and Test Review Committees will be expected to:

Committee members will be provided the following:

All individuals who wish to serve on the 2010 committees, including those who have previously served, must submit an application through the Web-based process, Assessment Committee Application Processing System (ACAPS). The application will require a professional reference and division approval. The procedure for submitting the Web-based application is available at Completed applications are due to the VDOE through the Web-based process by January 29, 2010.

If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff at or by phone at (804) 225-2918.

Your continued support of this effort is greatly appreciated.



a. 2010 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committee Schedule (PDF)