Superintendent’s Memo #058-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

March 14, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Nominations for the 2014 Standards of Learning Assessments Review Committee for Special Test Forms

The Virginia Department of Education is accepting nominations through May 2, 2014, for participation in the 2014 SOL Assessments Special Test Forms Review Committee.

You are invited to identify educators in your school division for this committee.  Approximately twelve members will be selected for the Special Test Forms Review committee.  All nominees, including those who have previously served, must submit a Web-based application through the Assessment Committee Application Processing System (ACAPS) at  The application will require a professional reference and school division approval.  All committee meetings will be held in Richmond, Virginia, as scheduled below.

Descriptions of the Committee

The Special Test Forms Review Committee will be responsible for reviewing SOL test items on the Braille and large-print test forms for students who are visually impaired.  Committee nominees should be educators with expertise in the instruction of students with visual impairments and experience with the administration of Braille and large-print test forms.  This committee will convene twice during 2014 as follows:

Session 1:  July 22-25, 2014
Session 2:  November 4-6, 2014

Interested applicants must be available to serve during Session 1 and Session 2 for this committee.

Committee Members’ Responsibilities

All members selected for this committee will be expected to:

Provisions for Committee Members

Committee members will be provided the following:

School divisions will be reimbursed for substitute teacher pay at a rate of $75 per day for committee meetings held when classes are in session.

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

Your continued support of this effort is greatly appreciated.