13A.09.10.15

.15 Type I Educational Program — Requirements for General Education Programs.

A. Nursery School, Kindergarten, Elementary School, and Secondary School Program. A school providing one or a combination of these educational programs shall implement the Maryland State Curriculum, the general education curriculum of a local school system, or both, as applicable, for each subject or area of instruction at each grade level, as specified on its approval document.

B. Adult Basic Education Program. A school that provides an adult basic education program shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Establishment of written criteria for entry into the adult basic education program that include all of the following:

(a) Minimum skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics below the sixth grade level as measured on a standardized test;

(b) Minimum age of 14 years; and

(c) A written statement that the GED TESTS will eventually be the appropriate means for earning a high school diploma; and

(2) Implementation of a written curriculum for each subject area that prepares a student for enrollment in a pre-GED program or a GED TESTS preparation program.

C. Pre-GED Program. A school providing a pre-GED program shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Establishment of written criteria for entry into the pre-GED program that include all of the following:

(a) Minimum sixth grade skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics as measured on a standardized test;

(b) Minimum age of 14 years; and

(c) A written statement of determination for each student that the GED TESTS will eventually be the appropriate means for earning a high school diploma; and

(2) Implementation of a written curriculum for each subject area that prepares a student for enrollment in a GED TESTS preparation program.

D. GED TESTS Preparation Program. A school providing a GED TESTS preparation program shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Establishment of written criteria for entry into the GED TESTS preparation program that include the following requirements:

(a) Minimum ninth grade skill levels in reading, writing, and mathematics as measured on a standardized test;

(b) Minimum age of 16 years;

(c) Minimum 3-month residency in Maryland; and

(d) A written statement of determination for each student that the GED TESTS will be the appropriate means for earning a high school diploma;

(2) Determination of the appropriate placement of each student within each of the GED TESTS preparation program areas based on an assessment of the performance level of each student in the GED TESTS preparation program;

(3) Implementation of written curriculum designed to prepare a student for each of the current GED TESTS; and

(4) Administration of the GED practice test to determine student readiness to take the GED TESTS.

E. Career Development Program and Technology Educational Program.

(1) A school providing a pre-GED program or a GED TESTS preparation program, or both, as specified in §§C and D of this regulation, may also provide a noncredit granting program in career development or technology education, or both.

(2) A school providing a career development program or technology educational program, or both, shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Establishment of written criteria for entry into the career development program or technology educational program, or both, as appropriate; and

(b) Implementation of a written curriculum for each course provided.

(3) A career development program shall provide the following:

(a) Appropriate assessment for the identification of talents, interests, attitudes, and potential related to the world of work;

(b) An organized sequence of instruction in career exploration, career preparation, and job seeking and advancement; and

(c) An organized sequence of instruction in the proper use of tools, machines, processes, and products in one or more career preparation areas.

(4) A technology educational program shall provide instruction in the following:

(a) An organized sequence of instruction in the application of knowledge, tools, and skills to solve practical problems and extend human capabilities through technology; and

(b) An organized sequence of instruction in a variety of tools, machines, and computer systems and applications, or any one or combination of these.