Superintendent's Memo #279-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

November 19, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Nominations for the 2011 Standards of Learning Item & Test Review Committees

The Office of Assessment Development is seeking nominations for the 2011 Standards of Learning (SOL) Item and Test Review Committees. The committee meetings will be held in Richmond, Virginia, according to the attached schedule. Fifteen members are needed for each of the 34 committees and school divisions may nominate one or more representatives for each committee. To encourage participation in these committees each school principal will be mailed a recruitment poster providing details about the committee process. 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 2011 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 2011 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 Virginia Department of Education through the Web-based process by January 28, 2011.

If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff at or by phone at (804) 225-2102.

Your continued support of this effort is greatly appreciated.



  1. 2011 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committee Schedule (PDF)