Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Mandate 758

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Profile of a Graduate
Purpose of legislation
Amend the graduation requirements in the Standards of Accreditation (SOA): (i) develop and implement, in consultation with stakeholders representing elementary and secondary education, higher education, and business and industry in the Commonwealth and including parents, policymakers, and community leaders in the Commonwealth, a Profile of a Virginia Graduate that identifies the knowledge and skills that students should attain during high school in order to be successful contributors to the economy of the Commonwealth, giving due consideration to critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, and citizenship; (ii) emphasize the development of core skill sets in the early years of high school; and (iii) establish multiple paths toward college and career readiness for students to follow in the later years of high school that include internships, externships, and credentialing.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 750 (2016)
Chap 720 (2016)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 131 : Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4019: Comprehensive review of the Standards of Accreditation
Latest Stage: Final
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