# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology SOL Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

SOL Correlation by Task

A correlation between each state-approved CTE course and Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) for English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, and Science has been completed by teams of CTE and academic specialists. The correlation identifies, on a statewide basis, standards reinforced by specific tasks/competencies within each course.

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
1 Demonstrate creativity and innovation. English 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.1, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WG.4, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 7.2, 7.3, 7.8, 7.9, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.11, 8.12, 8.17, 8.18, A.9, AFDA.3, AFDA.4, AFDA.5, AFDA.6, AFDA.7, AFDA.8, AII.9, COM.1, COM.3, COM.4, COM.5, COM.8, DM.1*, DM.2*, DM.3*, DM.7, DM.10, PS.3*, PS.4*, PS.7*, PS.9*, PS.10*
Science 6.1, BIO.1, CH.1, ES.1, LS.1, PS.1
2 Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving. English 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.1, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.11, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WG.4, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.10, 6.11, 7.2, 7.3, 7.8, 7.12, 7.13, 8.2, 8.4, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, A.8, A.9, AFDA.3, AFDA.5, AFDA.8, AII.9, AII.10, AII.11, COM.1, COM.3, COM.4, COM.5, COM.8, DM.1*, DM.2*, DM.3*, DM.4, DM.7, DM.9*, G.1, G.13, G.14, PS.9*, PS.10*
Science 6.1, BIO.1, CH.1, ES.1, LS.1, PS.1
3 Demonstrate initiative and self-direction. English 6.1, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.1, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.11, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
4 Demonstrate integrity. English 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 9.5, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1, 11.5, 12.1, 12.5
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.3, CE.4, GOVT.1, GOVT.16, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
5 Demonstrate work ethic. English 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, GOVT.16, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Science CH.1
6 Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills. English 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, GOVT.1, USI.1, VUS.1
7 Demonstrate listening and speaking skills. English 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.6, 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
8 Demonstrate respect for diversity. English 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.3, CE.4, GOVT.1, GOVT.16, USI.1, USII.1, USII.9, VUS.1, VUS.13, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
9 Demonstrate customer service skills. English 6.1, 6.4, 6.7, 7.1, 7.4, 7.7, 8.1, 8.4, 8.7, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 12.1, 12.5, 12.6
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, GOVT.1, GOVT.16, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
10 Collaborate with team members. English 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.3, CE.4, GOVT.1, GOVT.16, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
11 Demonstrate big-picture thinking. English 6.1, 6.4, 7.1, 7.4, 8.1, 8.4, 9.1, 9.5, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1, 11.5, 12.1, 12.5
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.12, GOVT.1, GOVT.15, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
12 Demonstrate career- and life-management skills. English 6.1, 6.7, 7.1, 7.7, 8.1, 8.7, 9.1, 9.6, 10.1, 10.6, 11.1, 11.6, 12.1, 12.6
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.12, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 8.4
13 Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability. English 6.1, 6.4, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.4, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.4, 8.7, 8.9, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.1, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.3, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Science BIO.1, CH.1, LS.1, PH.1, PH.4, PS.1
14 Manage time and resources. English 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.7, 8.9, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.2, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.2, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.11, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 7.2, 7.3, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 8.4, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 8.17, 8.18, A.4, A.5, A.8, A.9, AFDA.3, AFDA.4, AFDA.5, AFDA.6, AFDA.7, AFDA.8, COM.1, COM.3, COM.5, COM.8
15 Demonstrate information-literacy skills. English 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9, 9.2, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.2, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.2, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.2, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 6.10, 6.11, 7.8, 7.9, 8.11, 8.12, A.8, A.9, AFDA.3, AFDA.4, AFDA.6, AFDA.7, AFDA.8, DM.8, PS.1*, PS.2*, PS.3*, PS.4*, PS.7*, PS.8*, PS.9*, PS.10*
Science 6.1, BIO.1, CH.1, ES.1, LS.1, PH.1, PS.1
16 Demonstrate an understanding of information security. English 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.5, 9.6, 9.8, 10.1, 10.2, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 11.1, 11.2, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 12.1, 12.2, 12.5, 12.6, 12.8
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics COM.10
17 Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems. English 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.9, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 7.9, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.9
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 7.8, COM.1, COM.2, COM.7, COM.9, COM.10, COM.11, COM.16, COM.18, PS.17
Science BIO.1, CH.1, ES.1, PH.1
18 Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation. History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 6.10, 6.11, 7.9, 8.4, A.7, A.8, A.9, AFDA.1, AFDA.3, AFDA.5, AII.4, AII.7, AII.9, COM.1, COM.7, COM.10, COM.11, COM.12, COM.16
Science CH.1, ES.1, LS.1, PH.1, PS.1
19 Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks. English 6.4, 6.6, 6.7, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 9.5, 9.6, 10.5, 10.6, 11.5, 11.6, 12.5, 12.6
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Mathematics 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 6.12, 6.13, 6.14, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.8, 7.9, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, A.1, A.3, A.4, A.5, A.7, A.8, A.9, AFDA.1, AFDA.3, AFDA.5, AFDA.8, AII.3, AII.7, AII.9, AII.10, COM.1, COM.7
Science 6.1, BIO.1, CH.1, ES.1, LS.1, PH.1, PS.1
20 Demonstrate professionalism. English 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, CE.14, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
21 Demonstrate reading and writing skills. English 6.1, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.6, 7.7, 8.1, 8.6, 8.7, 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 12.1, 12.5, 12.6, 12.7
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Science 6.1, PH.1, PS.1
22 Demonstrate workplace safety. English 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5
History and Social Science CE.1, CE.4, GOVT.1, USI.1, USII.1, VUS.1, WG.1, WHI.1, WHII.1
Science CH.1
23 Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization. History and Social Science GOVT.16
28 Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization. History and Social Science GOVT.16
29 Examine community issues related to an industry/organization. History and Social Science GOVT.16
30 Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization. History and Social Science GOVT.16
39 Define the term forensic science. English 11.3, 11.5, 12.3
History and Social Science VUS.1
40 Identify careers that use forensic technology. English 12.5
41 Describe the applied skill of deductive reasoning in forensic analysis. History and Social Science VUS.1
Mathematics DM.9*, G.1, PS.1*, PS.2*, PS.3*, PS.4*, PS.7*, PS.18
Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1
42 Defend a scientific argument. English 11.5, 11.6, 12.5, 12.6
History and Social Science VUS.1
Mathematics PS.1*, PS.2*, PS.3*, PS.4*, PS.7*, PS.10*, PS.17, PS.18
Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1, PH.2
43 Demonstrate general lab skills necessary to the field of forensic science. Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1, PH.2
44 Describe lab safety skills related to the forensic sciences. Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1
45 Demonstrate the key steps of the scientific method in forensic analysis by collecting and preserving evidence from a crime scene. Mathematics PS.1*, PS.2*, PS.3*, PS.4*, PS.7*, PS.8*, PS.10*, PS.17, PS.18
Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1, PH.2
46 Describe the difference between presumptive testing and confirmatory testing. English 11.8, 12.8
Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1
47 Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations. English 11.5, 12.5
Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1, PH.2
48 Describe the historical precedents for gathering and admitting evidence. English 11.8, 12.8
History and Social Science GOVT.10
51 Describe the legal considerations for working in a crime scene. English 11.8, 12.8
History and Social Science GOVT.11, VUS.5
53 Document a crime scene, using a sketch or scene documentation software. Mathematics COM.1, COM.7, COM.10, COM.15
55 Describe witness-interview techniques. English 11.6, 12.6
History and Social Science VUS.1
57 Define the terms class characteristic and individual characteristic. English 11.3, 11.8, 12.3, 12.8
History and Social Science VUS.14
58 Identify the two types of trace evidence. English 11.3, 12.3
History and Social Science VUS.14
60 Describe the testing procedure for any piece of trace evidence. History and Social Science VUS.1
62 Define positive control and negative control. English 11.3, 11.8, 12.3, 12.8
63 Interpret the results of a false-positive test and a false-negative test. English 11.5, 12.5
Mathematics PS.5, PS.10*, PS.18
65 Describe bodily fluids. English 11.3, 11.5, 12.3, 12.5
66 Describe how DNA technology has affected criminal justice. English 11.3, 11.8, 12.3, 12.8
History and Social Science VUS.14
Science BIO.1, BIO.5
67 Describe the extraction and isolation of DNA from living cells. Science BIO.1, BIO.2, BIO.5
68 Describe the technologies used in identifying and analyzing DNA from a crime scene. English 11.8, 12.8
History and Social Science VUS.14
Science BIO.1, BIO.5
69 Interpret the results of DNA analysis. English 11.5, 12.5
Science BIO.1, BIO.2, BIO.5
70 Demonstrate the storage procedures for DNA testing evidence. Science BIO.1, BIO.5
72 Demonstrate techniques in ink analysis. Science CH.1
73 Describe the methods used in comparing handwriting samples. English 11.8, 12.8
75 Identify the anatomy of a fingerprint and the fingerprint’s value in forensics. English 11.3, 11.5, 12.3, 12.5
80 Explain the procedures for analyzing latent prints. English 11.2, 12.2
82 Describe the components of a tire impression analysis. English 11.2, 12.2
83 Describe the role of the toxicologist in the forensic laboratory. English 11.2, 12.2
Science CH.1
85 Classify the most commonly abused drugs, including toxicity and the effects on the body. English 11.3, 12.3
Science CH.1
86 Perform preliminary tests in drug identification analysis. Science BIO.1, CH.1
87 Demonstrate the procedure to run thin layer chromatography (TLC) tests. Science BIO.1, CH.1
88 Describe the utility of mass spectrometry for identification analysis. English 11.3, 11.5, 12.3, 12.5
Science CH.1
89 Describe how alcohol is processed through the body. Science BIO.4
91 Analyze blood-alcohol concentration levels. English 11.5, 12.5
92 Calculate blood type probabilities, using Punnett squares. Mathematics AFDA.6, PS.3*, PS.11*, PS.12*, PS.14
Science BIO.4
93 Identify the A-B-O antigens and antibodies for each of the four blood types. English 11.5, 12.5
Science BIO.4, CH.3
95 Explain storage/preservation procedures for bodily fluid testing evidence. English 11.1, 12.1
History and Social Science VUS.14
96 Describe the types of blood-spatter patterns. Science BIO.1, PH.5
97 Conduct a blood spatter analysis to re-create a violent event. Science BIO.1, CH.1, PH.5
98 Describe the chemistry of fire. Science CH.5, ES.12, PH.7
99 List the conditions necessary to initiate and sustain combustion. Science CH.3, PH.7
100 Identify the signs of an accelerant-initiated fire. Science CH.3, PH.1
101 Identify the methods used in searching a fire scene. Science CH.1, PH.1
102 Describe how to collect and preserve arson evidence. Science CH.1, PH.1
103 Analyze flammable residues. English 11.3, 12.3
Science CH.1, CH.3
104 Describe the types of explosives and their evidence, post-detonation. English 11.5, 12.5
Science CH.5
105 Describe the significance of tool mark impressions in criminal investigations. English 11.5, 12.5
Science PH.4
106 Analyze tool marks by matching marks to the tool that produced them. English 11.5, 12.5
Science PH.4
107 Distinguish among firearm characteristics. English 11.8, 12.8
108 Distinguish between a bullet and a cartridge. English 11.8, 12.8
109 Describe the testing procedures used for gunshot residue. Science CH.1, CH.3
110 Describe how a gun barrel affects the flight of a projectile. Science PH.5
111 Describe the relationship between barrel size and caliber. Science PH.5
112 Demonstrate ballistics recovery and examination at a crime scene. Science PH.1
113 Determine the position of the shooter, based on bullet trajectory. Mathematics AII.3, T.6, T.8
Science PH.5
114 Compare firing pin impressions from different sources. Science PH.4
115 Distinguish among internal ballistics, external ballistics, and terminal ballistics. Science PH.5
116 Describe the stages of postmortem tissue degeneration, including autolysis and putrefaction. Science BIO.2, BIO.3, BIO.4, CH.5
117 Define cause, manner, and mechanism of death. English 11.3, 11.5, 12.3, 12.5
118 Compare the coroner and medical examiner systems and responsibilities. History and Social Science GOVT.8
119 Describe causes of death and their associated injury patterns and characteristics. English 11.3, 12.3
120 Describe the legal necessity of establishing postmortem interval (PMI). English 11.3, 12.3
History and Social Science GOVT.8, GOVT.9, GOVT.15
121 Define the terms forensic anthropology and forensic entomology. English 11.3, 12.3
122 Differentiate between a male skeleton and a female skeleton. Science BIO.4
125 Determine a subject’s height by analyzing the long bones of the body. Mathematics A.4
126 Describe the stages of insect metamorphosis in estimating time of death. Science BIO.4