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1 1 0 Counseling for Careers: The New Paradigm Workshop Academic and Career Planning and New Graduation Requirements March 24, 2014, Roanoke, VA March 25, 2014, Richmond, VA March 13, 2014 Virg inia Department of Education (VDOE) and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

2 Career Development  Comprehensive and developmental process Elementary, Middle and High School Purposeful and collaborative Electives/CTE courses aligned to workforce needs Dual Enrollment Work-based Learning Opportunities  Collaboration! Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, CTE, SPED, Business and Industry, and Postsecondary education

3  Begin with the End in Mind Establish your goal?  Identify Key Roles and Responsibilities  Create a Timeline for Implementation  Obtain High-level Administrative Support  Take One Step at a Time  Locate and use a variety of resources Career Development Program

4 Academic & Career Plan (ACP) 3  Beginning with the academic year, all schools shall begin development of a personal Academic and Career Plan for each seventh-grade student with completion by the fall of the student’s eighth-grade year  Students who transfer from other than a Virginia public school into the eighth-grade shall have the Plan developed as soon as practicable following enrollment  Beginning with the academic year, students who transfer into a Virginia public school after their eighth-grade year shall have an Academic and Career Plan developed upon enrollment

5 ACP Requirements, cont. 4 Shall include, but not be limited to:  The student’s program of study for high school graduation that is aligned with a postsecondary career pathway and/or college entrance  Postsecondary career pathway based on student’s academic and career interests

6 ACP Requirements, cont. 5  The Academic and Career Plan shall be developed in accordance with guidelines established by the Board of Education.  Shall be signed by the student, student’s parent or guardian, and school official(s) designated by the principal.  The Plan shall be included in the student's record and shall be reviewed and updated, if necessary, before the student enters the ninth and eleventh grades.  The school shall have met its obligation for parental involvement if it makes a good faith effort to notify the parent or guardian of the responsibility for the development and approval of the Plan. Source: Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (SOA) - 8 VAC : College and career preparation programs and opportunities for postsecondary credit.

7 School Counseling and Career Development 6  Grades K- 5  Career Awareness and Exploration Goals - Clusters  Grades 6-8  Career Development & Planning Clusters - Pathways  Grades 9-12  Career Focus and Experiences Pathways - CTE/Credentials – Labor Market-Postsecondary

8 Career Awareness, Grades K-5 7 Essential Components  What is a Career?  Goal Setting  Introduction to Career Clusters  Virginia Career View

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10 School Counseling and Career Development 9  Grades K- 5  Career Awareness and Exploration Goals - Clusters  Grades 6-8  Career Development & Planning Clusters - Pathways  Grades 9-12  Career Focus and Experiences Pathways - CTE/Credentials – Labor Market-Postsecondary

11 Career Development & Planning: Grades Essential Components  Interest assessment  Career cluster and pathway deep dive  Connecting interests with career planning  Rigor and relevance  Course planning- academic and CTE  Academic and Career Plan (ACP) Development

12 Career Development Resource: Grades 6-Adult Virginia Education Wizard 11

13 FINANCE PLANS OF STUDY Cluster Knowledge and Skills Grade Securities and Investments Pathway K & S Specific Skill Preparation May Continue oints Adult Education Entry and Exit P oints Courtesy of Benson Consulting – July 2007 Banking Services Pathway K & S Business Finance Pathway K & S Insurance Pathway K & S Accounting Pathway K & S

14 School Counseling and Career Development 13  Grades K- 5  Career Awareness and Exploration Goals - Clusters  Grades 6-8  Career Development & Planning Clusters - Pathways  Grades 9-12  Career Focus and Experiences Pathways - CTE/Credentials – Labor Market-Postsecondary

15 Career Focus and Experience: Grade Essential Components  CTE courses  Problem-Based Learning  Work-Based Learning  Dual Enrollment  Labor Market Projections 2020  Business and Industry Partnerships

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20 Diploma Changes: House Bill 1061 & Senate Bill Consolidate the number of diplomas available to Virginia students and eliminate the Standard Technical Diploma and the Advanced Technical Diploma; A student must earn a career and technical education credential that has been approved by the Board of Education to graduate with a Standard Diploma. The credential could include, but not be limited to, the successful completion of an industry certification, a state licensure examination, a national occupational competency assessment, or the Virginia workplace readiness skills assessment; A student must successfully complete one virtual course, which may be noncredit- bearing, to graduate with a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma; The Modified Standard Diploma is folded into the Standard Diploma, with credit accommodations for students with disabilities to be addressed in the Standard Diploma.

21 20 Standard Diploma Discipline AreaStandard Units of Credit Required Verified Credits Required English 42 Mathematics 1 31 Laboratory Science 2,6 31 History and Social Sciences 3, 6 31 Health and Physical Education2 Foreign Language, Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education 7 2 Economics and Personal Finance1 Electives 4 4 Student Selected Test 5 1 Total226 1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include at least two different course selections from among: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis, Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of Algebra II. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement. 2 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include course selections from at least two different science disciplines: earth sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics or completion of the sequence of science courses required for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement. 3 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include and Virginia History, and Virginia Government, and one course in either world history or geography or both. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement. 4 Courses to satisfy this requirement shall include at least two sequential electives as required by the Standards of Quality. 5 A student may utilize additional tests for earning verified credit in computer science, technology, career and technical education, economics, or other areas as prescribed by the board in 8 VAC VAC Students who complete a career and technical education program sequence and pass an examination or occupational competency assessment in a career and technical education field that confers certification or an occupational competency credential from a recognized industry, or trade or professional association or acquires a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia may substitute the certification, competency credential, or license for (i) the student selected verified credit and (ii) either a science or history and social science verified credit when the certification, license, or credential confers more than one verified credit. The examination or occupational competency assessment must be approved by the Board of Education as an additional test to verify student achievement. 7 Pursuant to Section :4, Code of Virginia, credits earned for this requirement shall include one credit in fine or performing arts or career and technical education :4

22 Standard Diploma, cont. 21 Students who complete a career and technical education program concentration sequence (a sequence of two or more 36 week courses or combinations of 18 and/or 36 week courses that are equivalent to two 36 week courses) AND pass a Board-approved credentialing test may substitute the credential for (1) the student selected verified credit (see FN 5) and (2) either a science or history and social science verified credit when the credential confers more than one verified credit. (see FN6) Source:

23 Credit Accommodations Standard Diploma Credit Accommodations for students with disabilities 8/5/13

24 Credit Accommodations  Credit accommodations provide alternatives for students with disabilities in earning the standard and verified credits required to graduate with a Standard Diploma.  Substitute Tests  Locally Awarded Verified Credit  Instruction/Coursework Offerings  Returning Students  Forms and Documentation 8/5/13

25 Substitute Tests  The Board of Education has approved a number of substitute tests that students may take to earn verified credits toward graduation.  Listing of current Substitute Tests for Verified Credit _tests_verified_credit.pdf  The Board of Education may from time to time approve additional tests that are recommended by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the purpose of awarding verified credit. 8/5/13

26 Locally Awarded Verified Credits  To be eligible to earn locally awarded verified credits under the guidance, a student must:  Pass the high school course,  Score within a scale score range on any administration of the Standards of Learning test after taking the test at least twice, and  Demonstrate achievement in the academic content through an appeal process administered at the local level.  Contact your division’s central office to learn about any additional local level policy regarding locally awarded verified credits. 8/5/13

27 Locally Awarded Verified Credits  VDOE has set no maximum number of locally awarded verified credits that a student with a disability (IDEA/504) may earn towards a standard diploma.  Local school divisions must ensure that this flexibility to offer locally awarded verified credits in reading, writing and math only applies to students with disabilities (IDEA and 504) who are eligible for credit accommodations as stipulated in each students IEP/504 plan. 8/5/13

28 Instruction/Courses Allow parts I and II of certain required courses to each earn a standard credit towards the total number required in the subject area. It is not necessary to create self-contained classes, there are current examples in both general and special education Special Education Example  Algebra I Part 1=1 standard math credit, Algebra I Part 2=1 standard math credit General Education Example  Algebra I Part 1=1 elective credit, Algebra I Part 2=1 standard math credit 8/5/13

29 Economics and Personal Finance Graduation Requirement  The Personal Finance (3120) course has been revised to include the 21 Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) for the Commonwealth.  The course will meet the Economics and Personal Finance requirement if the student has earned at least 3 standard credits in history and social science.  The economics strand in these courses would be deemed a credit accommodation.  Upon completion of the revised Personal Finance (3120) course, the student may take the WRS assessment to earn the Board-approved Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth credential.  This approach would satisfy the graduation requirements for economics and personal finance, history and social sciences, and the industry credential. Source: Superintendent’s Memorandum No , April 19, / shtml / shtml

30 VDOE Resources VDOE Credit Accommodations Substitute Tests VDOE Career and Technical Education Career Clusters and Pathways ml CTE Resource Center (APG/CPG) School Counseling and Guidance Academic and Career Plan Webpage

31 THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 30 Contact Information: Joseph Wharff School Counseling Career Connections Specialist Virginia Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education Services

32 1 31 Counseling for Careers: The New Paradigm Workshop Industry Credentialing March 13, 2014 Virg inia Department of Education (VDOE) and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

33 Standard Diploma, cont. 32 Students who complete a career and technical education program concentration sequence (a sequence of two or more 36 week courses or combinations of 18 and/or 36 week courses that are equivalent to two 36 week courses) AND pass a Board-approved credentialing test may substitute the credential for (1) the student selected verified credit (see FN 5) and (2) either a science or history and social science verified credit when the credential confers more than one verified credit. (see FN6) Source:

34 Value of Industry Credentials  Added value to a student’s transcript for post- secondary education opportunities or obtaining an entry-level position in the work force;  Increased job opportunities for advancement in a chosen career path; and  Enhanced self-esteem for students through earning a nationally recognized credential from business and industry. 8/5/13

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36 Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment (WRS)  Web-based assessment  100 multiple choice items  Covers skills in three domains identified by employers across the Commonwealth as critical to work place success: Personal Qualities and People Skills Professional Knowledge and Skills Technology Knowledge and Skills  Standard of Mastery: 75%  May be administered with any CTE course 8/5/13

37 Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment (WRS) Available Resources: Sample test items Pre-test WRS assessment blueprint located at 8/5/13

38 Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment (WRS) Available Accommodations: Untimed version of the 60 minute test Text-to-speech version (Headphones should be provided) Read-aloud version administered by an aide or test proctor Extended timing may be necessary More than one reader may be required if several students in a class require this accommodation Test item enlargement on the computer monitor 8/5/13

39 Earning Student-Selected Verified Credit 38  One student-selected verified credit will be awarded for passing each certification or licensure examination that meets all of the criteria and the student earns one standard unit of credit only in the career and technical education concentration or specialization.  Two student-selected verified credits will be awarded for passing each certification or licensure examination that meets all of the criteria; and  The student meets the career and technical education concentration or specialization course requirements for program completer.  The student earns at least two standard units of credit in the career and technical education concentration or specialization.  The student may substitute one of these verified credits for a verified credit in either science or history and social science.

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41 Scenario: Student 1 40  CTE Sequence: Medical Assistant I (8345/36 weeks) Medical Assistant II (8346/36 weeks)  Industry Credentialing Exam: Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth (Passed) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant—CCMA (Passed)  Earned: Industry Credential for graduation- Yes Program Concentration Sequence- Yes Eligible for one student-selected verified credit AND one verified credit in either a science or history and social science- Yes

42 Scenario: Student 2 41 CTE Sequence: Dental Assistant I (8302/36 weeks) Dental Assistant II (8383/36 weeks) Industry Credentialing Exam: Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination (WRS)- (Passed) Certified Dental Assistant: Infection Control—ICE Earned: Industry Credential for graduation- Yes Program Concentration Sequence- Yes Eligible for one student-selected verified credit AND one verified credit in either a science or history and social science- Yes

43 Scenario: Student 3 42 CTE Sequence: Biotechnology Foundations (9050/36 weeks) Biological Applications in Agriculture (8086/36 weeks) Industry Credentialing Exam: Agricultural Biotechnology-NOCTI- (Passed) Small Animal Science and Technology- NOCTI- (Not Passed) Earned: Industry Credential for graduation- Yes Program Sequence Completer- Yes Eligible for one student-selected verified credit-Yes

44 Scenario: Student 4  CTE Courses:  VA Teachers for Tomorrow I (9062/36 weeks)  VA Teachers for Tomorrow II (9072/36 weeks)- did not pass  Industry Credentialing Exam:  Early Childhood Education (AAFCS)- Did not pass  Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination- Passed  Earned:  Industry Credential for graduation- Yes  Program Sequence Completer- No  Eligible for one student-selected verified credit- Yes

45 Scenario: Student 6 Course:  Microsoft IT Academy Virtual Course  Industry Credentialing Exam:  Microsoft Word- MOS/Certiport (Passed)  Earned:  Industry Credential for graduation- Yes  Program Sequence Completer- No  Eligible for one student-selected verified credit- No

46 45 Contact Information: Joseph Wharff School Counseling Career Connections Specialist Virginia Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education Services


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