Perkins IV requires the Department of Education to conduct an independent national assessment of career and technical education (NACTE) and to appoint an independent advisory panel to advise the department on the assessment. The overall objectives of the assessment are to:
The main study questions are:
The department's Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development (OPEPD), Policy and Program Studies Service (PPSS) is conducting the assessment on behalf of the department. PPSS will be conducting a survey of state career and technical education directors and commissioning a set of studies by leading academic, career, and technical education researchers to answer the main study questions.