Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 232 - STANDARD CRITERIA FOR MAINE SECONDARY VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Appendix 071-232-H - GUIDELINES FOR THE SCREENING OF STUDENTS INTO SECONDARY SCHOOL VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023

The following uniform minimal guidelines for admission have been developed to be consistent with the philosophy end Soots of vocational education. The guidelines include:

A. Criteria for Selection - these items are identified as significant categories in considering whether a vocational course adequately meets the needs of the student and whether the student meets the requirements for a vocational program.

1. Student must be in compliance with applicable secondary school vocational education laws relative to admission.

2. Student interest and need for the program selected should be established and documented.

3. Post performance through student records should be considered, specialty related courses which might have a bearing on success in the vocational program.

4. A recommendation should be required from appropriate sending and receiving school personnel.

5. Student should display positive attitude, ambition, and a willingness to work.

6. Unexcused absences in attendance should be considered as a strong factor.

7. Aptitude and interest tests should be considered.

8. Any program prerequisite should not be used as a criteria for excluding males, females or special needs students from attending vocational education programs.

9. Student should possess the potential to perform skills associated with the program chosen.

10. Final selection of students should be a combined effort between the local school administrative unit and the center/region for special needs students. This combined effort is a result of the P.E.T. process.

B. Suggested Process for Admission

1. A general orientation should be provided for all grade 10 students and grade 11 students who are interested in one year programs.

2. Individual interview or small group conference should be conducted for the student by the sending school personnel.

3. A student visitation of the vocational facility should be made to observe a program(s) of interest.

4. The student should meet with vocational personnel for mutual assessment purposes.

5. The student should complete an application for admittance.

C. Employing the Quota System - the guidelines indicate that each sending school be provided with a number of placements. These placements are proportional to the number of grade 10 students in their school:

1. A systematic allocation of available placements shall be distributed to all sending schools.

2. A waiting List for over subscribed programs shall be established.

3. A system for reallocation of placements in programs not filled when the program commences shall be established.

4. Preferential consideration should be given to those students who were unable to gain admittance to an over subscribed program.

5. in selecting students for admission, consideration should be given to enrolling females, males, and special needs students in numbers consistent with the general school population to ensure equal representation.

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