Career and Technical
Education: Accountability

Methods of Administration

The purpose of the Methods of Administration (MOA) program is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal access to high-quality career and technical education programs. Through its Methods of Administration authority, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the United States Department of Education oversees the civil rights compliance programs of state agencies that administer career and technical education.

In the District of Columbia, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) coordinates the MOA program as stipulated in the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs of the Title VI regulation, the Section 504 regulation, and the Title IX regulation. These responsibilities include: conducting targeted compliance reviews of selected secondary and postsecondary schools that provide career and technical education; securing corrective action when civil rights violations are found; and periodically reporting civil rights activities and findings to OCR.

MOA Terms and Definitions and State Plan

The MOA Program overviews the methods of administration (MOA) review process. Please reference the deck, which points out key MOA terms and definitions. The MOA review process is further detailed in the MOA Equity Manual Handbook and the MOA State Plan .

MOA Terms, Definitions and Procedures
MOA State Plan – The MOA State Plan outlines the process and procedures before, during and after MOA reviews.

MOA Review Materials
The MOA review materials are used as a reference point for all MOA reviews.

MOA Checklist – This form will is prepared for subrecipients prior to the MOA review to ensure all paperwork and/or evidence of compliance is verifiable.

MOA Monitoring Tool version 3.0 – This can be used to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal access to high-quality career and technical education programs.

Potential MOA Site Visit Questions – This can be used to serve as a starting point for larger conversation and engagement at the group interviews..

MOA Facility Access Checklist – These forms are used by the MOA coordinator during facility accessibility reviews.

Samples Letters of Findings (LOF) – This sample LOF shows a sample letter that is normally sent to the chief LEA administrator following and MOA review.

Sample Voluntary Compliance Plan (VCP) – This sample VCP shows a template of findings and plans for corrective action.

Standard Non-Discrimination Language – This sample Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs.

Voluntary Compliance Plan – This form will outlines the noncompliance findings that the Office of the State Superintendent made pursuant to an MOA on-site review and the corrective action required to remedy each violation.

Career and Technical Education Programs Guidelines

Guidelines for Career and Technical
Education Programs

Career and Technical Education Programs Guidelines for eliminating discrimination and denial of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and handicap.

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Legal Basis for
the Guidelines

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance

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Regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

These regulations concern discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in education programs and activities receiving or benefiting from Federal financial assistance.

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Regulations for Title IX
Act of 1972

These regulations concern non-discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving or benefiting from Federal financial assistance

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Regulations of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973

These regulations concern discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in education programs and activities receiving or benefiting from Federal financial assistance.

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Technical Assistance

Summary Content

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