CanDo: Virginia's Online Competency-Tracking System
Due to state mandated tracking and maintenance of student competency records, the Virginia Department of Education through the CTE Resource Center, has and will continue to offer templates that may be used 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 easily track students’ progress, and spend more time teaching than on completing paperwork. 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.
CanDo was initially piloted in 2009 and has had annual enhancements and upgrades. The newest package to be released for the 2012-13 school year 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.