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.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Virginia Department of Education can confirm that the following school divisions have implemented CanDo:

Accomack Hanover Powhatan
Alleghany Harrisonburg City Prince George
Amelia Henrico Richmond Technical Center
Arlington Henry Rockingham
Augusta Hopewell City Russell
Botetourt Isle of Wight Scott
Campbell King George Shenandoah
Charles City County King William* Spotsylvania*
Chesapeake Louisa Stafford
Chesterfield Madison Staunton City
Clarke Martinsville City Washington
Culpeper Middlesex Waynesboro City
Dinwiddie Montgomery  
Fauquier Nelson  
Frederick Norfolk City  
Gloucester Patrick*  

*Indicates new sites as of the 2017-2018 school year.

CanDo was initially piloted in 2009 and had annual enhancements and upgrades through 2014. All installation, maintenance, setup, and archive instructions can be found on the following pages:

If you have questions or are interested in using the CanDo system, please contact Glenda Lewis by email, or call 804-673-3778. To stay informed of updates or important information about CanDo, please
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