January 13, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Nominations for the 2017 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committees

The Office of Assessment Development is seeking nominations for the 2017 Standards of Learning (SOL) Item and Test Review Committees.  The committee meetings will be held in Richmond, Virginia, according to the attached schedule.  Approximately 15 members are needed for each of the 22 committees, and school divisions may nominate one or more representatives for each committee.

Committee members will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Committee members selected for the 2017 SOL Item and Test Review Committees will be expected to:

Committee members will be provided the following:

All individuals who wish to serve on the 2017 committees, including those who have previously served, must submit an online application through the Assessment Committee Application Processing System (ACAPS).  The application will require a professional reference and division approval.  The procedure for submitting the online application is available at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/acaps/.  Completed applications are due to the Virginia Department of Education by March 3, 2017.  Committee members may not use membership on a committee or information gained through the review process to write test items, author or co-author textbooks or professional journals, or any such publications related to the Virginia Standards of Learning for personal financial gain or for the financial gain of any organization.

If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff at Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2102.

Your continued support of this effort is greatly appreciated.



  1. 2017 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committee Schedule (Word)