Virgin Islands: College and Career Policies

Administrators must complete six credits or 14 hours of professional development, along with submitting evidence of initiatives taken and successes of students and faculty members supported by the administrator in order to renew their license.

Teachers must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in order to renew their certificate.

The USVI has worked to meet requirements from both the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the preceding version of the law, the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 (IASA). The USVI has completed revisions of its K-12 science standards. The USVI implemented aligned Territorial assessments in March 2005. The Territorial assessment system was expanded to include additional aligned assessments in grades 3, 4, 6, and 8 in 2006 with science being added in 2010 in grades 5, 8, and 11. Thus, most work on the academic content standards, student academic achievement standards, and assessments necessary to meet requirements of the IASA as required under a compliance agreement with the U. S.

The USVI has worked to meet requirements from both the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the preceding version of the law, the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 (IASA). The USVI has completed revisions of its K-12 mathematics standards. The USVI implemented aligned Territorial assessments in mathematics, including alternate assessments for eligible students, in grades 5, 7, and 11 in March 2005. The Territorial assessment system was expanded to include additional aligned assessments in grades 3, 4, 6, and 8 in 2006.

The USVI has worked to meet requirements from both the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the preceding version of the law, the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 (IASA). The USVI has completed revisions of its K-12 reading standards. The USVI implemented aligned Territorial assessments in reading, including alternate assessments for eligible students, in grades 5, 7, and 11 in March 2005. The Territorial assessment system was expanded to include additional aligned assessments in grades 3, 4, 6, and 8 in 2006 with science being added in 2010 in grades 5, 8, and 11.

The Virgin Islands Board of Education has the authority to establish standards for preparation programs.

The Virgin Islands has not adopted any professional development standards.

The Virgin Islands Board of Education has full authority over teacher certification.