LEAD & MANAGE MY SCHOOL
Decision Letter on Request to Amend Virginia Accountability Plan

July 8, 2011

The Honorable Patricia I. Wright
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Department of Education
P.0. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218

Dear Superintendent Wright:

Please also be aware that approval of Virginia's accountability plan for Title I, including the amendment approved herein, does not indicate that the plan complies with Federal civil rights requirements, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and requirements under the individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Please also be aware that approval of Virginia's accountability plan for Title I, including the amendment approved herein, does not indicate that the plan complies with Federal civil rights requirements, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education AmendmenlS of 1972, Section 504 of the RehabilitaJion Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and requirements under the individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

I am confident that Virginia will continue to advance its efforts to hold schools and school districts accountable for the achievement of all students. If you need any additional assistance to implement the standards, assessments, and accountability provisions of the ESEA, please do not hesitate to contact David.Harman@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

Michael Yudin Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Policy and Strategic Initiatives

Enclosure
cc: Governor Bob McDonnell
Linda M. Wallinger, Ph.D.
Diane Jay


Amendment to Virginia's Accountability Plan

The following is a statement of Virginia's amendment request. Please refer to the Department's website http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplans03/index.html for Virginia's complete accountability plan.

The following amendment is aligned with the statute and regulations. Definition of adequate yearly progress include all the required student subgroups (Element 5.1)

Revision: Virginia will incorporate Asian students as a subgroup to be used in AYP calculations for the first time in the 2012-2013 school year, based on assessments administered in 2011 -2012

Decision Letters on State Accountability Plans


 
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