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Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 542]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in
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Comment Period Ends 10/31/2015
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10/30/15  12:53 am
Commenter: Karen Parker, Liberty University

8VAC20-543-40. Standards for biennial approval of education endorsement programs.
 

Program noncompleters should not be included in candidate passing rates.  The required 80% passing rate should only include program completers.  Also, exceptions should be considered when negative program approval decisions are based on fewer than 10 program completers, especially when small numbers are reported for critical shortage areas.

Information about program noncompleters can be reported with information in other sections of the biennial report, such as opportunities provided to the candidates to address deficiencies. (see 2c which follows): 8VAC20-543-40. Standards for biennial approval of education endorsement programs. 2c. Documentation of the number of candidates admitted into the program who did not meet the prescribed admission assessment and the opportunities provided to the candidates to address deficiencies