Superintendent’s Memo #161-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

July 10, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: School Division Student GED® Verification Assistance – School Year 2014-2015

In previous years, through a process of coordination with GED® testing centers, school divisions have been able to determine those students in their divisions who have attained a GED® credential.  With the implementation of the 2014 GED® test, this coordination source no longer exists.  To remedy this loss, the Office of Adult Education and Literacy (OAEL) will, for school year 2014-2015, review and verify queries from school divisions concerning a student’s attainment of the GED® credential.

Specifics of this verification effort are:

Submission of these lists should be made to Dr. Sue Mansfield via the SSWS portal.  Attached to this memo is a list of SSWS account managers and assistant account managers for each school division.  Please contact an account manager or assistant account manager in your division to submit verification request lists through the Dropbox feature.

For questions regarding verification, please contact Dr. Sue Mansfield, specialist for high school equivalency, via e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-3999.



  1. SSWS Account Manager Contact List for School Divisions (PDF)