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VTEA: Vocational Education State Grants and Tech-Prep Education State Grants - FY 2005


CFDA Numbers: 84.048 - Vocational Education_Basic Grants to States
84.101 - Vocational Education_Indians Set-aside
84.243 - Tech-Prep Education
84.259 - Native Hawaiian Vocational Education

Program Goal: Increase access to and improve educational programs that strengthen education achievement, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning.

Objective 1 of 3: Ensure that vocational concentrators, including special populations, will achieve high levels of proficiency in mathematics, science, and English.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Academic Attainment: An increasing percentage of vocational concentrators, including special populations, will meet state-established academic standards.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 2: Percentage of vocational concentrators meeting state-established academic standards
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of vocational concentrators
Percentage of vocational concentrators
1998
33
 
1999
45
 
2000
44
 
2001
70
 
2002
71
72
2003
75
74
2004
75
76
2005
 
77

Measure 1.1.2 of 2: Percentage of Tech-Prep students who meet state-established academic standards.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of Tech-Prep students who meet state-established academic standards.
Percentage of Tech-Prep students who meet state-established academic standards.
2001
79
 
2002
71
 
2004
75
 
2005
 
77

Source: Grantee Performance Report, 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: 1) States set their goals using a three-year rolling average. 2) States are allowed maximum flexibility in their data collection procedures and protocols. This limits data validity and reliability at the national level.

Improvements: The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) will conduct national and regional training institutes to improve data collection efforts especially in the areas of special populations and minority students. The SAAG will also conduct targeted individual state technical assistance to improve performance for special populations and minority students. SAAG will collaborate with other divisions and agencies to improve the performance of CTE students, particularly special population and minority students.
 
Explanation: The FY 2004 target was not met. The FY 2004 data established a baseline for Tech-Prep students. The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) is undertaking initiatives to improve the performance of special population students through targeted technical assistance, additional professional development and national and regional performance institutes.
 
Objective 2 of 3: 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 2.1 of 1: Skills Proficiencies: An increasing percentage of secondary and postsecondary vocational concentrators, including special populations, will meet state recognized skill standards.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 2: 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
64
70
2005
 
79

Measure 2.1.2 of 2: Percentage of Post secondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally-adopted skill standards, using state-recognized approaches
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of postsecondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally adopted skill standards
Percentage of postsecondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally adopted skill standards
2000
76
 
2001
76
 
2002
76
77
2003
77
78
2004
78
80
2005
 
79

Source: Grantee Performance Report, 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: 1) States have set their goals using a three-year rolling average. 2) States are allowed maximum flexibility in their data collection procedures and protocols. This limits data validity and reliability at the national level.

Improvements: The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) will conduct national and regional training institutes to improve data collection efforts especially in the areas of special populations and minority students. The SAAG will also conduct targeted individual state technical assistance to improve performance for special populations and minority students. SAAG will collaborate with other divisions and agencies to improve the performance of CTE students, particularly special population and minority students.
 
Explanation: The FY 2004 targets were not met. The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) is undertaking initiatives to improve the performance of special population students through targeted technical assistance, additional professional development and national and regional performance institutes.
 
Objective 3 of 3: Ensure that concentrators, including special populations, make successful transitions to further education and employment.
Indicator 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.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 2: 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
84 87
88 87
2005
   
87 87

Measure 3.1.2 of 2: Percentage of Tech-Prep students who have completed high school and transitioned to postsecondary education.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
High School Completion Placement in Postsecondary Education
High School Completion Placement in Postsecondary Education
2001
87  
   
2002
87  
   
2004
87 86
   
2005
   
87 87

Source: Grantee Performance Report, 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: 1) There is a substantial lag each year before performance data can be reported. In addition, states collect placement data from 6 months to 1 year after the school year resulting in a further lag in data reporting. Issues related to FERPA and use of social security numbers is also a great barrier to both accurate reporting and completeness of data. The numbers provided in Actual Performance and Performance Targets do not represent a national average nor the results of any single national assessment. 2) States have set their goals using a three-year rolling average. 3) States are allowed maximum flexibility in their data collection procedures and protocols. This limits data validity and reliability at the national level.

Improvements: The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) will conduct national and regional training institutes to improve data collection efforts especially in the areas of special populations and minority students. The SAAG will also conduct targeted individual state technical assistance to improve performance for special populations and minority students. SAAG will collaborate with other divisions and agencies to improve the performance of CTE students, particularly special population and minority students.
 
Explanation: The FY 2004 target for high school completion was not met. The FY 2004 target for placement in post-secondary education and /or employment was met. The FY 2004 data established a baseline for Tech-Prep students. The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) is undertaking initiatives to improve the performance of special population students through targeted technical assistance, additional professional development and national and regional performance institutes.
 
Indicator 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.
 
Measure 3.2.1 of 1: 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
41 83
45 86
2005
   
44 88

Source: Grantee Performance Report, 1830-0503 Vocational Technical Education Annual Performance and Financial Reports.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: 1) States have set their goals using a three-year rolling average. 2) States are allowed maximum flexibility in their data collection procedures and protocols. This limits data validity and reliability at the national level.

Improvements: The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) will conduct national and regional training institutes to improve data collection efforts especially in the areas of special populations and minority students. The SAAG will also conduct targeted individual state technical assistance to improve performance for special populations and minority students. SAAG will collaborate with other divisions and agencies to improve the performance of CTE students, particularly special population and minority students.
 
Explanation: The FY 2004 targets were not met. The State Administration and Accountability Group (SAAG) is undertaking initiatives to improve the performance of special population students through targeted technical assistance, additional professional development and national and regional performance institutes.
 

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