U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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VTEA: Vocational Education State Grants and Tech-Prep Education State Grants - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.048 - Vocational Education_Basic Grants to States
84.243 - Tech-Prep Education


Program Goal: Increase access to and improve educational programs that strengthen education achievement, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning.
Objective 8.1 of 6: Ensure that vocational concentrators, including special populations, will achieve high levels of proficiency in mathematics, science, and English.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Academic Attainment: An increasing percentage of vocational concentrators, including special populations, will meet state established academic standards.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of vocational concentrators meeting state-established academic standards
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998
33
 
1999
45
 
2000
44
 
2001
70
 
2002
71
72
2003
75
74
2004
 
76


Explanation: While states use different strategies for measuring academic attainment, they all use students (concentrators) as the unit of analysis and identify the percentage of students meeting state established standards. Performance data developed by states is reported to OVAE 90 days after termination of the grant, i.e., the 2003 data was reported by December 31, 2003.  
Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Additional Source Information: State performance is reported in the Consolidated Annual Performance, Accountability, and Financial Status Report for State-Administered Vocational Education Programs.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
States are asked to attest to their data quality at the time of their submissions.

Limitations: There is no interstate comparability.

Improvements: ED will continue to provide technical assistance to the states to improve their program quality.

 

Objective 8.2 of 6: Ensure that secondary and postsecondary concentrators, including special populations, will achieve high levels of proficiency in core curriculum areas, including mathematics, science, and English.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Skills Proficiencies: An increasing percentage of secondary and post secondary vocational concentrators, including special populations, will meet state recognized skill standards.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of secondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally adopted skill standards, using state recognized approaches
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
National or State Assessment Program Completion Other Approaches
National or State Assessment Program Completion Other Approaches
1998
61.33    
     
1999
63.40 29.80 84.10
     

Percentage of secondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally adopted skill standards, using state recognized approaches
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
39
 
2001
61
 
2002
59
63
2003
64
65
2004
 
70

Percentage of Post secondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally-adopted skill standards, using state recognized approaches
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
State Assessment Completion Other
State Assessment Completion Other
1998
59.30 87.30 65.10
     
1999
73.90 76.70 62.60
     

Percentage of Post secondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally-adopted skill standards, using state recognized approaches
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
76
 
2001
76
 
2002
76
77
2003
77
78
2004
 
80


Progress: Considerable progress was made by states toward achieving the secondary performance target, although they fell just short.

Explanation: While states use different strategies for measuring skill proficiencies, they all use students (concentrators) as the unit of analysis and identify the percentage of students meeting state established standards. Performance data developed by states is reported to OVAE 90 days after termination of the grant, i.e., the 2003 data was reported by December 31, 2003.  
Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Additional Source Information: State performance data are reported in the Consolidated Annual Performance, Accountability and Financial Status Report For State-Administered Vocational Education Programs.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
States are asked to attest to their data quality at the time of their submissions.

Limitations: There is no interstate comparability.

Improvements: ED will continue to provide technical assistance to the states to improve their program quality.

 

Objective 8.3 of 6: Ensure that concentrators, including special populations, make successful transitions to further education and employment.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: Secondary Student Outcomes: An increasing proportion of vocational concentrators, including special populations, will attain high school diplomas, enter postsecondary programs, or attain employment.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of vocational concentrators who have completed high school and transitioned to postsecondary education or employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
High School Completion Placement in Postsecondary Education and/or Employment Adm. Record Exchange Placement in Postsecondary Education and/or Employment Survey
High School Completion Placement in Postsecondary Education and/or Employment Adm. Record Exchange Placement in Postsecondary Education and/or Employment Survey
1998
83.80 62.50 80
     
1999
77.40 72.70 82.20
     

Percentage of vocational concentrators who have completed high school and transitioned to postsecondary education or employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
High School Completion Placement in Postsecondary Education and/or Employment
High School Completion Placement in Postsecondary Education and/or Employment
2000
80 79
   
2001
84 84
   
2002
84 84
85 85
2003
84 84
86 86
2004
   
88 87


Progress: The states performance did not meet the performance target, although the performance held steady.

Explanation: States used various measurement approaches for postsecondary completion and placement, such as, UI wage record exchanges, administrative record exchanges and surveys to indicate completion and placement performance. Performance data developed by states is reported to OVAE 90 days after termination of the grant, i.e., the 2003 data was reported by December 31, 2003.  
Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Additional Source Information: State performance data are reported in the Consolidated Annual Performance, Accountability, and Financial Status Report For State-Administered Vocational Education Programs.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: April 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
States are asked to attest to their data quality at the time of their submissions.

Limitations: There is no interstate comparability.

Improvements: ED will continue to provide technical assistance to the states to improve their program quality.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: Postsecondary Student Outcomes: Increasing proportions of postsecondary vocational students, including special populations, will have a positive placement in one or more of the following categories of outcomes: retention in and completion of a postsecondary degree or certificate, placement in military service, or placement or retention in employment.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of postsecondary vocational concentrators who have completed postsecondary education and have a positive placement in military or employment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Postsecondary Degree/Certificate/ Completion Administrative Data Placement in Military Employment Adm. Record Exchange Placement in Military or Employment Survey
Postsecondary Degree/Certificate/ Completion Administrative Data Placement in Military Employment Adm. Record Exchange Placement in Military or Employment Survey
1998
55.90 81.90 87.70
     
1999
32.80 86.20 78.10
     

Percentage of postsecondary vocational concentrators who have completed postsecondary education and have a positive placement in military or employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Postsecondary Degree/Certificate/ Completion Placement in Military or Employment
Postsecondary Degree/Certificate/ Completion Placement in Military or Employment
2000
32 82
   
2001
37 84
   
2002
41 86
39 84
2003
41 83
42 85
2004
   
45 86


Progress: The states performance held steady on postsecondary degree completion, although performance dropped for placement.

Explanation: States used various measurement approaches for postsecondary completion and placement, such as, UI wage record exchanges, administrative record exchanges and surveys to indicate completion and placement performance. Performance data developed by states is reported to OVAE 90 days after termination of the grant, i.e., the 2003 data was reported by December 31, 2003.  
Source: Performance Report
Grantee Performance Report: 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Additional Source Information: State performance was reported in the Consolidated Annual Performance, Accountability, and Financial Status Report For State-Administered Vocational Education Programs.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
States are asked to attest to their data quality at the time of their submissions.

Limitations: There is no interstate comparability.

Improvements: ED will continue to provide technical assistance to the states to improve their program quality.

 

Objective 8.4 of 6: Vocational Education State Grants - Native Hawaiian Vocational and Technical Education Program
Indicator 8.4.1 of 2: An increasing number of vocational education students will attain high school diplomas.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of vocational students attaining high school diplomas
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
999


Explanation: The grantee has been provided with the indicators and are collecting data now that will be reported with the performance report due October 2003. The 2003 data will be used as baseline data for establishing performance targets. The performance targets for 2004 and 2005 are set at an annual 1% increase to the baseline.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.4.2 of 2: An increasing number of vocational students will become employed, enter postsecondary or advanced programs, or enter military service.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of vocational students who obtained employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
999

Number of students entering postsecondary or advanced programs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
999

Number of students entering military service.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
 
999
2005
 
999


Explanation: The grantee has been provided with the indicators and are collecting data now that will be reported with the performance report due October 2003. The 2003 data will be used as baseline data for establishing performance targets. The performance targets for 2004 and 2005 are set at an annual 1% increase to the baseline.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: November 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.5 of 6: Vocational Education State Grants—Pacific Vocational Education Improvement Program
Indicator 8.5.1 of 2: An increasing number of vocational students will obtain a high school diploma.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of vocational students obtaining a high school diploma.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
87.20
 
2004
 
89
2005
 
90


 
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.5.2 of 2: An increasing number of professional development opportunities will be provided to vocational education teachers in the Pacific outlying areas each year.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of vocational education teachers in Pacific outlying areas offered professional development.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
56
 
2004
 
5
2005
 
35


Explanation: Significantly more teachers received professional development due to the grantees' emphasis on meeting the Administration's and Department's priorities surrounding teacher quality.  
Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.6 of 6: Vocational Education State Grants - Native American Vocational and Technical Education
Indicator 8.6.1 of 2: Improved enrollment rate: An increasing number of students will enroll in NAVTEP projects that offer vocational and technical education programs
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Students enrolled in NAVTEP projects.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
6,067
 
2003
6,381
 
2004
 
6,400
2005
 
6,500


Progress: The number of Native American and Alaskan Native students in NAVTEP programs continued to increase in 2003.

Explanation: The new indicator reflects the total number of students served in the NAVTEP rather than only those in community colleges.  
Additional Source Information: Program performance reports]

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data is self-reported by grantee through a performance, statistical and evaluation report.

Improvements: Data will be checked by staff during on-site monitoring of projects. ED will continue to request increased enrollment numbers during clarification conferences with grantees for new and continuation awards.

 
Indicator 8.6.2 of 2: An increasing percentage of Native American and Alaska Native students in the NAVTEP will have positive outcomes in one or more of the following categories: attaining a vocational and technical education postsecondary certificate or degree, or placement in employment or the military services.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of NAVTEP students attaining a certificate or degree.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
664
 
2003
728
 
2004
 
725
2005
 
761

Number of NAVTEP students placed in employment or military services
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
1,606
 
2003
1,690
 
2004
 
1,715
2005
 
1,800


Progress: The number of students, enrolled in NAVTEP projects, who attained a certificate, earned a degree or were placed in employment or joined the military, continued to increased in 2003.

 
Additional Source Information: Grantee performance, statistical and evaluation reports.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
ED program officers review data through NAVTEP grantee performance, statistical and evaluation reports.

Limitations: Data is self-reported by grantee through a performance, statistical and evaluation report.

 

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