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About Accountability

Congress made accountability for results a central focus of Perkins V,
setting out new performance requirements for States and local programs.
These requirements were established to assess the effectiveness of the State in achieving statewide progress in career and technical education and to optimize the return
on investment of Federal funds in career and technical education.

Learn more by clicking on the topics to the left.

Welcome to the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network!

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has redesigned the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network to enhance its usability for education professionals.

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