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Department of Education
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State Board of Education
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Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs [8 VAC 20 ‑ 30]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Action:
Update to comport with legislative changes made by HB 1061 and SB 489 (2012) (Adult HS/GA Diploma)
 
General Information
Action Summary The 2012 General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed into law, HB 1061 and SB 489, which amend ยง 22.1-253.13:4 of the Code of Virginia to strengthen postsecondary education and workplace readiness opportunities for all students, and to consolidate the number of Board of Education-approved diplomas. The legislation includes a second enactment clause that requires the Board to promulgate emergency regulations to implement the provisions of this legislation. The legislation would eliminate the General Achievement Diploma by folding it into the Adult High School Diploma, which would be re-named the General Achievement Adult High School Diploma. The legislation would add a requirement that adult students would need to earn a Board of Education-approved career and technical education credential, such as the successful completion of an industry certification, a state licensure examination, a national occupational competency assessment, or the Virginia workplace readiness skills assessment in order to be awarded the diploma. The legislation further provides that the General Achievement Adult High School Diploma would include the following requirements: Achievement of a passing score on the GED examination; Successful completion of an education and training program designated by the Board of Education; Achievement of a Board of Education-approved career and technical education credential such as the successful completion of an industry certification, a state licensure examination, a national occupational competency assessment, or the Virginia workplace readiness skills assessment; and Completion of other requirements as may be established by the Board.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 8 VAC 20-30 Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  8 VAC 20 - 680 Regulations Governing the General Achievement Diploma Repeal Entire Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003303]
Associated Mandates
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6252 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 7/17/2014 and was extended until 1/16/2015.
6814 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/27/2015.
7234 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/10/2016.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Susan Clair  / Director, Adult Education & Literacy
Address: P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: susan.clair@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-3347    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-