|Action||Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in|
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8VAC20-543-40. Standards for biennial approval of education endorsement programs.
1. Candidate progress and performance on prescribed Board of Education licensure assessments. Candidate passing rates, reported by percentages, shall not fall below 80% biennially for program completers and program noncompleters.
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 about 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