Perkins Accountability

The resources below below are intended to help new state staff understand Perkins accountability basics. Topics include an overview of the Perkins performance measures, nonregulatory guidance, measurement approaches, data collection challenges, local reporting basics, and suggested data uses.

Industry Certification Data Exchange Project: Results and Lessons Learned

More and more students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) are earning industry certifications, but CTE leaders don’t always know whether their students are earning these certifications.

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Developing Metrics for Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Reviews

Guidance on selecting, reviewing, and customizing appropriate metrics for conducting district-level CTE program reviews

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Perkins Accountability Requirements

Introduction to Perkins IV accountability requirements

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Disaggregating Career Technical Education Data

Strategies for disagregating and disseminating CTE performance data

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Implications of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Learn how your state's CTE system can prepare for implementation of WIOA

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Addressing Student Privacy Issues

Dale King’s presentation at the 2015 Data Quality Institute on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Collecting CTE Performance Data

Overview of CTE data collection systems and considerations

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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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