• November 3, 2011
    SPAC Launch webinar
  • December 14 & 15, 2011
    Design Team meetings 1 & 2
  • January 19, 2012
    Design Team meeting 3
  • February 22 & 23, 2012
    Design Team meeting 4 (In-Person)
  • March 29, 2012
    Full SPAC Meeting 2
  • April 26, 2012
    Design Team Meeting 5
  • June 28, 2012
    Full SPAC Meeting 3
  • August 9-10, 2012
    Design Team Meeting 6 (In-Person)
  • September 27, 2012
    Full SPAC Meeting 4
  • November 8, 2012
    Design Team Meeting 7
  • December 3, 2012
    Design Team Meeting 8
About the Effort

The State Perkins Accountability Congress (SPAC) supports the Department’s strategic goal of remaking the Perkins accountability system. Central to this effort is obtaining feedback from states on the approaches for assessing student and program outcomes. The SPAC and a smaller “Design Team” will provide expertise and insight to assist the Department in developing definitions for student populations and approaches for measuring core performance indicators.


The full SPAC consists of the state director and his/her secondary or postsecondary counterpart in each state, territory, and outlying area. SPAC members will meet virtually, via webinar and conference call, several times over the period of a year to prepare recommendations for the Department.

In addition to the full SPAC, the Department has convened a Design Team composed of individuals nominated by states and national CTE associations, including The National Association of State Directors for Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). The Design Team includes about 45 secondary and postsecondary representative from state CTE systems. Design Team members will meet virtually and in person over a one year period.

The Design Team will work with Department staff and partners to develop definitions of student populations and approaches for measuring core performance indicators. The full SPAC will review Design Team proposals and determine what to recommend for Department consideration.