Superintendent's Memo #123-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

April 22, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Collection of Data Relative to Compliance with the Standards of Quality and Other Miscellaneous Reporting Requirements 2010-2011 Data Collection

Each year as a part of the annual report to the General Assembly on the condition and needs of public education in Virginia, the Board of Education is required to report the level of compliance by local school boards with the requirements of the Standards of Quality (SOQ). This requirement is in response to § 22.1-18 of the Code of Virginia. The information required to prepare the majority of this report is not available to the Department of Education from other sources. The complete text of the current standards can be found on our Web site at:

Not only does the Department collect data related to the Standards of Quality in this submission, but the Department also collects data related to other miscellaneous reporting requirements and certifications.

As was the case with the prior submissions, the Department will use the Single Sign-On for Web-based Systems (SSWS) to collect your compliance data. The Standards of Quality Compliance application will be available in SSWS beginning at noon on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Please note that substantive changes have been made to the 2010-2011 submission. The changes include:

Section 1 – SOQ Compliance

Please note that any legislative changes to the Standards of Quality approved by the 2011 General Assembly will be included in the 2011-2012 submission. More information regarding these changes will be transmitted through another superintendent’s memorandum to be issued at a later date.

Section 2 – Other Miscellaneous Reporting Requirements

Additional information related to entering data in the SSWS:

If you have questions regarding the 2010-2011 compliance submission, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Policy and Communications at (804) 225-2092 or by e-mail at We strongly encourage you to submit your signed submissions by fax to (804) 530-4502 or by e-mail to An original form is not required.



  1. Simplified Listing of Requirements in the Standards of Quality (Section 1) (Word)
  2. Nonstandards Report (Section 2)  (Word)