Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) Events

2017 Data Quality Institute

Cross-state Collaboration to Improve CTE Performance Accountability

The annual Data Quality Institute (DQI), hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education, will be held on November 16-17, 2017, at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.

The DQI is designed to help states leverage data to assess and share information on career and technical education (CTE) student and program outcomes. Federal expectations for state reporting on CTE student and program performance are anticipated to be modified and extended with the imminent reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). Accordingly, the theme of the 2017 DQI—Cross-state Collaboration to Improve CTE Performance Accountability—will be on sharing promising practices to support states in refining their CTE data systems to address new federal and state reporting needs and improve CTE programs. DQI sessions this year will be organized around three strands:

  1. Data regulation and policy
  2. Data collection and analytics
  3. Data-driven change

Attendees: We encourage states to support the participation of their state agency staff, at both the secondary and postsecondary education levels, who are responsible for collecting and reporting data to comply with the accountability provisions contained within Perkins IV. Participation in the event is to be funded by states, which may include the use of appropriate state resources provided through Perkins IV.

Contact information: For more information regarding the DQI, please contact our meeting coordinator at RTI International: Olivia Rice, or 919-541-7011.

For any additional questions, please contact Jay Savage at or 202-245-6612.

Travel information: To book your room online, please click here. You can also call 410-859-5700 and ask for the reservation department. Let the agent know that you are with the 2017 Data Quality Institute group to get the special rate of $139.00* per night, which includes breakfast and dinner (Breakdown: $106 for room, $10 for breakfast, and $23 for dinner). Participants may purchase a lunch ticket at the event for $10. All participants must book by October 25, 2017 to get the group rate.

Check-In time is after 3:00 pm on arrival day. Check-Out by 11:00 am on day of departure.
*Rates are per room, per night, plus 6% MD State Sales Tax and 7% County Tax (13% Total)

2017 Data Quality Institute

Online registration for this year’s DQI has closed. If you have not registered, but would like to attend, please contact Olivia Rice at 919-541-7011 or

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