ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-139

Date Created : 03/05/2009


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
other: Elementary and Middle School Science Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Science Augmented Benchmark Videoconference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Cathy Mackey

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will conduct a compressed interactive videoconference (CIV) on March 12, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., on the science portion of the Augmented Benchmark for grades five and seven. The ADE will address issues related to the format, alignment, and scoring of science items.

The target audience for the videoconference is science teachers at grades 5 and 7, but other science teachers, elementary and middle school principals, or science curriculum specialists may choose to participate.

Participants are asked to contact the appropriate educational cooperative or school district directly to register for the videoconference. The participating sites are listed on the attached document.

For additional information, please contact Cathy Mackey at 501-683-0916 or by e-mail at


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