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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 120. Regulations Governing Career and Technical Education

8VAC20-120-120. Program requirements.

A. Career and technical education programs shall be competency based and meet the following criteria:

1. Career and technical education programs are aligned with states' career clusters and career pathways that allow for utilization with academic and career plans;

2. State-established, industry-validated competencies are identified and stated;

3. Competencies are specified to students prior to instruction;

4. Measures for successful performance of individual competencies are identified, stated, and used to evaluate achievement of competencies;

5. A system exists for rating and documenting the competency performance of each student; and

6. Competencies shall address all aspects of an industry and workplace readiness skills.

B. Performance measures, as determined by the Department of Education, will be achieved annually.

C. Career and technical education programs must be provided in middle and secondary schools. The middle school must include a minimum of one career and technical offering. Each secondary school shall provide a minimum of three career and technical program areas to include a minimum of 11 course offerings.

D. Career and technical education programs must provide industry credentialing, certification, and licensure as approved by the Board of Education to meet requirements for verified credit.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-227 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR270-01-0011 § 3.3, eff. August 19, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 8, eff. January 31, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 6, eff. December 19, 2012.

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