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Maryland Population Definitions

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Secondary Student Populations:

Completer: A student who completes a planned, sequential program of studies that integrates academic, technical, and workplace competencies in a state-approved secondary career and technology education program. This program usually includes a minimum of four (4) Carnegie units of occupational courses plus academic courses. (Section II, page 26, Maryland State Plan)

Concentrator: Maryland does not identify vocational concentrators. Maryland’s focus is on career and technology education completers.

Tech Prep: A student who completes a planned, sequential program of studies that integrates academic, technical, and workplace competencies in a state-approved secondary career and technology education program that is designed as a tech prep program based on established criteria. This program usually includes a minimum of four (4) Carnegie units of occupational courses plus academic courses. (Section V, page 3, Maryland State Plan)

Participant: No Information Available

Postsecondary Student Populations:

Completer: A student who completes a state-approved associate’s degree or certificate in a career program.

Concentrator: Maryland does not identify vocational concentrators. Maryland’s focus is on CTE completers.

Tech Prep: No Information Available

Participant: No Information Available