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Program Access Standard (Access & Admissions Section)

A. Program Access Standard:  The educational entity provides career and technical education course and program offerings in such a manner that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

1.  The educational entity should establish eligibility criteria for admission to career and technical education courses and programs which is non-discriminatory.

 

A.  Do the educational entity’s admissions eligibility criteria result in proportionate enrollments by race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in career and technical education courses and programs?

B.  If disproportionate enrollments exist, does the educational entity have the admission criteria or standards validated as essential to participation in career and technical education courses and programs?

C.  Do the educational entity’s policies prohibit pre-admission inquiries about marital, parental, or disability status?

D.  Does the educational entity refrain from making numerical listings or separate rankings on the basis of race, color, national origin (including migrant education status), sex, disability, or age?

2.  The educational entity should establish criteria, which are non-discriminatory, for admission from waiting lists.

 

A.  Does the educational entity provide equal access to waiting lists for admission to career and technical education courses or programs?

3. The educational entity should ensure equal access for English language learners.

 

A.  Does the educational entity ensure that CTE programs are open to students with limited English proficiency?

B.  Does the educational entity ensure that language support services are available for CTE programs?

C.  Does the educational entity have a procedure in place to identify and assess applicants with limited English proficiency (LEP)?

D.  Is LEP enrollment in CTE programs proportional to LEP in the school district?

E.  Is LEP enrollment in specific CTE programs proportional to LEP enrollment in overall CTE education?

4.  The educational entity should ensure equal access for disabled and non-disabled students to CTE programs.

 

A.  Are admissions tests selected and administered in a way which reflects the aptitude/achievement of individuals with disabilities rather than measuring the disability?

B.  Does the educational entity ensure that perceived limitations for employment opportunities do not impact access to career and technical education programs for students with and without disabilities?

C.  Does the educational entity refrain from imposing additional rules on students with a disability which have the effect of limiting participation?

5.  The educational entity which operates a Career and Technical education program should attempt to notify all qualified persons with disabilities in the school district who are not receiving a public education about the school programs and services.

 

A. Does the educational entity provide a free, appropriate public education* to each qualified person in its jurisdiction who has a disability?

 

B.  Does the school have a procedure for locating and identifying qualified persons with disabilities who are not enrolled in public education who live in the school district?

C.  Does the school have a procedure for notifying identified persons with disabilities and their parents of the district’s duty to provide a free, appropriate public education?*

*A free and appropriate public education should be designed to meet individual educational needs of persons with disabilities as adequately as the needs of persons without disabilities are met.

6.  The educational entity should not discriminate against a student because of his or her actual or potential marital or parental status.

 

A. Does the educational entity treat pregnancy as any other temporary disability?

 

B.  Does the educational entity refrain from dismissing or excluding students because of pregnancy or parenthood?

C.  Are special programs which are provided for pregnant students or students who are parents optional?

D.  Does the educational entity eliminate barriers to school attendance and completion for pregnant and parenting teens?