Superintendent’s Memo #098-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

April 13, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Nominations for Range Finding Committees for the Virginia Substitute Evaluation Program (VSEP)

The Office of Test Administration, Scoring, and Reporting is accepting nominations for the Virginia Substitute Evaluation Program (VSEP) range finding committees. The purpose of these committees is to review student work samples that will be used for training scorers in 2012-2013. Approximately 12 educators will be selected for each of the four committees.  The range finding committee meetings will be held August 8-9, 2012, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as follows:

Committee members will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Committee members will be provided the following:

All nominees must complete the Web-based application using the Assessment Committee Application Processing System (ACAPS). The Web-based application process requires a professional reference and division-level approval. Procedures for submitting the Web-based application are available at Completed applications should be submitted to the Virginia Department of Education using ACAPS by June 1, 2012.

School divisions will be reimbursed for substitute teacher pay for teachers under contract at a rate of $75 per day.

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