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Pennsylvania Population Definitions

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Secondary Student Populations:

Completer: A student who has completed a series of planned courses to attain a specific objective AND who is scheduled to graduate. This includes a student in this category who completes graduation requirements in the summer. Also, a student who completed all program requirements in the previous year and graduates in the current year. The completer then is a student who attained the academic and technical knowledge/skills/proficiencies within a program/sequence of courses or instructional units that provides an individual with the academic and technical knowledge/skills/proficiencies to prepare the individual for employment and/or further/advanced education.

Concentrator: Student who enrolled in a PDE Bureau approved vocational-technical program.

Tech Prep: A program of study that— "(A) combines at a minimum 2 years of secondary education (as determined under State law) within a minimum of 2 years of postsecondary education in a nonduplicative, sequential course of study; "(B) integrates academic, and vocational and technical, instruction, and utilizes work-based and worksite learning where appropriate and available; "(C) provides technical preparation in a career field such as engineering technology, applied science, a mechanical, industrial, or practical art or trade, agriculture, health occupations, business, or applied economics; "(D) builds student competence in mathematics, science, reading, writing, communications, economics, and workplace skills through applied, contextual academics, and integrated instruction, in a coherent sequence of courses; "(E) leads to an associate or a baccalaureate degree or a postsecondary certificate in a specific career field; and "(F) leads to placement in appropriate employment or to further education.

Participant: No Information Available

Postsecondary Student Populations:

Completer: A student who has completed a series of planned courses to attain a specific objective AND who is scheduled to graduate. This includes a student in this category who completes graduation requirements in the summer. Also, a student who completed all program requirements in the previous year and graduates in the current year. The completer then is a student who attained the academic and technical knowledge/skills/proficiencies within a program/sequence of courses or instructional units that provides an individual with the academic and technical knowledge/skills/proficiencies to prepare the individual for employment and/or further/advanced education.

Concentrator: Student who enrolled in a PDE Bureau approved vocational-technical program.

Tech Prep: No Information Available

Participant: No Information Available