CanDo: Virginia's Online Competency-Tracking System

The Virginia Department of Education has long required tracking and maintenance of student competency records for all CTE courses. For many years, through the CTE Resource Center, the state has offered Word and Excel templates for this purpose. Now, Virginia educators have another choice: the CanDo Competency-Tracking System.

CanDo is a web-based application developed for teachers by Arlington County—in association with SchoolTool. Using Virginia’s state-approved task/competency lists, educators can track students’ progress electronically. Administrators have access to real-time scores and reports that satisfy state and federal requirements.

CanDo is built on open source software and can be set up and implemented in any school division, regardless of size. At the direction of the Virginia Department of Education, the CTE Resource Center is available to provide Virginia public school divisions the necessary technical support and training for implementing the CanDo system.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the VDOE can confirm that the following school divisions have implemented CanDo:

Accomack Henry
Alleghany Hopewell City
Arlington Louisa
Augusta Martinsville City
Botetourt Montgomery
Campbell Norfolk City
Caroline Prince George
Chesapeake Richmond Technical Center
Chesterfield Rockbridge
Culpeper Rockingham
Dinwiddie Salem City
Fauquier Scott
Frederick Shenandoah
Goochland Stafford
Harrisonburg City Staunton City
Hanover Washington
Henrico Waynesboro City

CanDo was initially piloted in 2009 and has had annual enhancements and upgrades. The newest package was released for the 2013-14 school year and has significant enhancements to the user interface and improvements in functionality. All installation, maintenance, setup, and archive instructions have been updated.

If you have questions or you are interested in using the CanDo system, please contact Glenda Lewis by email, or call 804-673-3778.