Submission of states’ most recent Consolidated Annual Reports (CARs) included career and technical education (CTE) participant and concentrator enrollment data and, for the first time under Perkins V, performance data for CTE concentrators on the core indicators of performance. State CTE leaders, policy makers, and practitioners are now equipped with robust data that can inform targeting of resources, policy changes, and programmatic adjustments to ensure equitable access and outcomes for CTE students. To support states in this regard, the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), is hosting its annual Data Quality Institute (DQI) from November 2nd through 4th, 2022, in-person at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.
The 2022 DQI - Identifying and Addressing Equity Gaps in CTE - will focus on key topics states are currently addressing and will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from their counterparts throughout the country.
The three-day event will kick-off with a half-day “Perkins 101” session targeted for new State Directors and CTE staff (or others wanting a ‘refresher’). On day two, participants will learn strategies to strengthen data collections systems and analysis and about programs aimed at ensuring equitable outcomes for students with respect to the Perkins V program quality indicators. Day three will provide participants with an opportunity to dive deeply into state-level enrollment data to identify potential gaps in access to CTE. Throughout the event, participants will hear remarks from OCTAE leadership including Assistant Secretary Loyd and Deputy Assistant Secretary Rhine.
Registration for the 2022 DQI is free and open to State Directors and their staff. Please click on this link to register by October 7th and forward this information to interested colleagues. Registrants will receive an email confirmation that includes suggestions for local lodging at a reduced government rate.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 DQI!