ERIC Number: ED481126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Every Child Can Succeed: A Parent's Guide to Virginia's Standards of Learning Program.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Virginia's Standards of Learning Program is designed to provide a set of standards reflecting the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12. The program also measures student learning through statewide testing on the standards in grades 3, 5, and 8 and for certain high school courses; enhances teacher competence through teacher training; ensures a quality education through school accountability; and maintains communication with parents of student progress through school performance report cards. This guide provides information to parents regarding the development of Virginia's core standards in the areas of English, math, science, history and social sciences and computer technology, and describes how student learning is measured and reported to parents. The guide also includes sample test questions from tests for students in Grades K through 3, Grades 4 and 5, and Grades 6 through 8; and lists ways parents can help their child succeed in school. High school graduation requirements are delineated, including requirements for a standard diploma, an advanced studies diploma, and a modified standard diploma. Answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the commonwealth board of education complete the guide. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Parent Materials, Public Schools, Standardized Tests, State Standards
Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218. Tel: 800-292-3820 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.K12ed.edu; Web site: http://www.pen.K12.va.us. For full text: http://www.pen.K12.va.us/VDOE/Parents/parentshandbook.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia