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.

2020 Data Quality Institute: Report/Plan Session

The final DQI Report/Plan Session provided a sythesis and reflection on the topics from the virtual series

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2020 Data Quality Institute: Local Needs Assessment and Applications

Provides an overview of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessments (CLNA) legislation

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2020 Data Quality Institute: Quality Indicators

Focuses on key considerations for defining program quality indicators.

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2020 Data Quality Institute: Determining Concentrator Status

Focuses on key considerations for determining concentrator status and provided opportunities for participants to understand how states have operationalized concentrator definitions.

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2020 Data Quality Institute: Aligning Perkins Data and Methods of Administration (MOA) Plans

Focuses on helping States align their civil rights work under both the Methods of Administration (MOA) program and Perkins

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2020 Data Quality Institute: Perkins V Accountability 101

Provides an overview of Perkins accountability requirements, performance indicators, and State determined performance levels.

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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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