Can Do Pilot Project
CanDo is a Web-based data system that was developed by Arlington County Schools to track student performance on CTE competencies. The objective is to strengthen the validity and reliability of the Student Competency Record system so it can be used as a part of Perkins IV technical skills assessment.
VDOE is working with Arlington County Schools to provide the electronic competency-tracking feature for school divisions who wish to use this system. In order to test the functionality and capabilities of the CanDo student competency recordkeeping system, the pilot project will operate for the second semester of the 2008-2009 school year.
The one school division per superintendent’s region chosen to participate in the pilot study are:
- Region 1 – Henrico County
- Region 2 – Hampton City
- Region 3 – Stafford County
- Region 4 – Shenandoah County
- Region 5 – Rockbridge County
- Region 6 – Franklin County
- Region 7 – Washington County
- Region 8 – Mecklenburg County
The VDOE and CTE Resource Center hosted training for these school divisions February 12 and 13, 2009.
Dr. Jerry Caputo and David Welsh of the Arlington Career Center, Arlington County Schools, conducted the training with assistance from the CTE Resource Center staff.
The training provided an overall introduction to CanDo concepts and features; some practical training that will allow logon and use of the CanDo system; and information on where to go for help on problems, questions, technical support, etc.