Special Education

NYS CDOS Commencement Credential - Questions and Answers

E. Documentation

  1. Must a district maintain an ongoing record of the student’s skills in relation to the CDOS learning standards or only the final employability profile and/or career plan?

The district must have documentation of how students demonstrated achievement of the CDOS learning standards 1, 2 and 3a at the commencement level in order to award the credential.  For purposes of the student’s permanent record, the district must maintain a copy of the career plan that was in effect during the school year in which the student exits high school and at least one employability profile completed within one year prior to a student’s exit from high school.

  1. Districts are required to maintain a copy of the career plan that was in effect during the school year that the student exits high school in the student’s permanent record.  How can the final career plan be maintained in the student’s record for those using CareerZone as a career planning tool?

Students who created a career plan using CareerZone may print a copy of their career plan from CareerZone.  This is the same career plan as SED’s model commencement level career plan.

  1. What documentation should be included in the transcript of the student earning the CDOS Commencement Credential?

The transcript must identify that the student earned the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential and document the CTE coursework and number of hours of work-based learning experiences the student completed.

Last Updated: November 5, 2013