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

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VTEA: Vocational Education National Programs - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.051 - Vocational Education_National Centers for Career and Technical Education

Program Goal: Increase access to and improve programs at the high school, and community and technical college levels that raise academic achievement, strengthen workforce preparation, and promote economic development and lifelong learning.

Objective 1 of 2: The use of rigorous research findings to inform program direction and improve state and local practices, through the identification of research-based education practices and communicating what works to practitioners, parents and policy-makers, will increase.
Indicator 1.1 of 2: Conduct quality research: All research studies conducted by the National Center for Research in Career and Technical education will represent rigorous design as defined by the Department's definition of evidence-based research.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of research studies with rigorous designs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002 71  
2003 83  
2004 100 100
2005   100
2006   100

Source: Independent review panel assessments.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: February 2006
 
Explanation: During 2006, Perkins programs are expected to be reauthorized. Until then, the target set for FY 2005 will be maintained for FY 2006.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: Disseminate quality research: Increasing numbers of customers will be using the products and services of the National Centers for Research and Dissimination in Career and Technical Education.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: The number of customers receiving electronic and print materials or information from the Centers.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Electronic Print Total
Electronic Print Total
2000
273,546   273,546
     
2001
1,569,999 131,254 1,701,253
    300,000
2002
3,004,898 219,729 3,224,627
    350,000
2003
6,054,535 13,567 6,068,102
     
2004
19,904,845 412,000 20,316,845
2,300,000 100,000 2,400,000
2005
     
2,300,000 50,000 2,350,000
2006
     
2,300,000 25,000 2,325,000

Source: National Centers Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: February 2006

Limitations: The number of customers does not represent an unduplicated count of individuals receiving information through the Centers.
 
 
Objective 2 of 2: Improve and expand the use of accountability systems and effective program strategies at the high school and postsecondary levels that promote student achievement, performance and successful transition.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: All states will have data systems with the capacity to include information on all indicators and subindicators for secondary and postsecondary programs.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of states that have data systems with the capacity to include information on all indicators and subindicators for secondary and postsecondary programs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of Performance
Percentage of Target
2001
92
 
2002
97
 
2003
98
 
2004
98
100
2005
 
100
2006
 
100

Source: State Combined Annual Performance Reports - Data and Narrative

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: February 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
State Directors for Career and Technical Education attest to data. Data also are checked for accuracy and completeness through a five-step data auditing process by ED staff and an outside contractor.
 
Explanation: Actual performance is based on the percentage of States that were able to report data on each of the four core indicators included in the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act. It is important to note that Department does not gather information on what percentage of all school systems, school districts and community colleges are included in the states' data.
 


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Last Modified: 01/20/2006