Superintendent’s Memo #157-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

June 26, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2014-2015 Data Collection:  Compliance with the Standards of Quality and Other Requirements

Each year, in response to § 22.1-18 of the Code of Virginia, the Annual Report to the General Assembly on the Condition and Needs of Public Education in Virginia includes the level of local school board compliance with the Standards of Quality (SOQ).  In addition, other legal, regulatory and budget provisions specify required annual certifications or responses from each school division.  This memo describes this year’s process for collecting the information needed to fulfill these requirements.

The 2014-2015 data collection through the Single Sign-On for Web-based Systems (SSWS) “SOQ Compliance and Other Requirements” application will be available beginning Monday June 29, 2015.  All school divisions must complete data submission via the SSWS portal no later than July 31, 2015.

Below is helpful information for the 2014-2015 SOQ Compliance data collection process:

If you have questions regarding the 2014-2015 SOQ Compliance data collection, please contact the Policy Office at (804) 225-2092 or



  1. Data Collection Components (PDF)