Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) Events

2019 Data Quality Institute

The Journey Continues: Making the Transition to Full Implementation of Perkins V

The 2019 Fall Data Quality Institute (DQI) will be held on November 13-14, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore – BWI Airport. Hosted by the Division of Academic and Technical Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, the DQI provides state career and technical education (CTE) leaders an opportunity to share information and strategies, and to tackle common challenges in using data to improve student and program outcomes.

The theme of the 2019 Fall DQI—The Journey Continues: Making the Transition to Full Implementation of Perkins V—builds on the DQI held in February 2019 and the meeting will focus on helping state CTE leaders shift from planning for Perkins V to implementing their new state plans and legislative requirements. More information on the agenda, meeting location, and travel logistics can be found below.

Agenda: The 2019 DQI agenda will focus on preparing states for implementing Perkins V and includes interactive sessions on topics of general interest, collaboration sessions for states to network and learn from each other, and breakout sessions on more specific topics.

Target Audience: We encourage states to support the participation of state agency staff members, 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 V. Participation in the event is to be funded by states, which may include the use of appropriate state resources provided through Perkins.

Meeting Location: This year’s DQI will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore – BWI Airport in Linthicum, Maryland. The street address of the venue is provided below.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore – BWI Airport
890 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Travel Information: A room block has been secured for conference attendees. Rooms will be available for $109.00 per night and held at this rate until 3pm ET on October 14, 2019. To reserve your room, please click here, or call 1-410-859-8400 and provide them with our group code: DQI.

Contact Information If you have any questions about the 2019 Fall DQI, please contact our meeting coordinator at RTI International: Olivia Rice, or (919) 541-7011. For any additional questions, please contact Jamelah Murrell at

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