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Massachusetts Population Definitions

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Secondary Student Populations:

Completer: Students who have been enrolled at least two years during the previous school years and who have graduated from a program meeting the Perkins definition. The two years does not have to be consecutive.

Concentrator: A student enrolled in a SDE -approved vocational technical education program (Chapter 74 program) or a program that meets the Perkins Act definition of vocational technical education (non-Chapter 74 program).

Tech Prep: Has enrolled in courses that are part of a recognized Tech Prep education plan, is interested in obtaining a postsecondary degree, may take courses for college credit and may at some point in his/her secondary Tech Prep education consider pursuing a different postsecondary program.

Participant: No Information Available

Postsecondary Student Populations:

Completer: A completer is a student who has completed a program that meets the Perkins Act definitions of vocational education.

Concentrator: A student who has been formally admitted to a specific career program through institutional or program admissions criteria or who should have completed at least 15 credits of the state requirements of a given career program by the end of the current semester; and is currently enrolled in at least one career course.

Tech Prep: No Information Available

Participant: No Information Available