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

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VTEA: Vocational Education State Grants - FY 2006


CFDA Numbers: 84.048 - Vocational Education Basic Grants to States
84.101 - Vocational Education Indians Set-aside
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 4: Vocational education state grants
Indicator 1.1 of 4: Academic attainment: An increasing percentage of vocational concentrators, including special populations, will meet state established academic standards.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The 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
2006
 
78

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

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, which 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, particulary special population and minority students.
 
 
Indicator 1.2 of 4: Skills proficiencies: An increasing percentage of secondary and postsecondary vocational concentrators, including special populations, will meet state recognized skill standards.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 2: (a) The percentage of secondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally adopted skill standards, using state recognized approaches.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of vocational concentrators
Percentage of vocational concentrators
2000
39
 
2001
61
 
2002
59
63
2003
64
65
2004
64
70
2005
 
79
2006
 
74

Measure 1.2.2 of 2: (b) The percentage of postsecondary vocational concentrators meeting state/locally-adopted skill standards, using state recognized approaches.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of Postsecondary Vocational Concentrators
Percentage of Postsecondary Vocational Concentrators
2000
76
 
2001
76
 
2002
76
77
2003
77
78
2004
78
80
2005
 
79
2006
 
80

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

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, which 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.
 
 
Indicator 1.3 of 4: Secondary Student Outcomes: An increasing proportion of vocational concentrators, including special populations, will attain high school diplomas, enter postsecondary programs, or attain employment.
 
Measure 1.3.1 of 1: The 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
2006
   
88 88

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

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 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, which 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.
 
 
Indicator 1.4 of 4: 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 1.4.1 of 1: The 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
2006
   
45 89

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: March 2006

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, which 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.
 
 
Objective 2 of 4: Vocational Education State Grants - Native Hawaiian Vocational and Technical Education Program
Indicator 2.1 of 2: An increasing number of Native Hawaiian vocational education students will attain high school diplomas.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of Native Hawaiian vocational students attaining high school diplomas.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
97.25
 
2004
97.14
98.25
2005
100
99.25
2006
 
100

Source: Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2003 data were used to establish the baseline.
 
Indicator 2.2 of 2: An increasing number of Native Hawaiian vocational students will become employed, enter postsecondary or advanced programs, or enter military service.
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 2: The number of Native Hawaiian vocational students who obtained employment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
41
 
2004
38
42
2005
33
43
2006
 
30

Measure 2.2.2 of 2: The number of Native Hawaiian vocational students entering postsecondary or advanced programs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
41
 
2004
49
42
2005
59
43
2006
 
70

Source: Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2003 data were used to establish the baseline.
 
Objective 3 of 4: Vocational Education State Grants: Pacific Vocational Education Improvement Program
Indicator 3.1 of 2: An increasing number of Pacific vocational students will obtain a high school diploma.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 1: The percentage of Pacific vocational students obtaining a high school diploma.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
87.20
 
2004
82
89
2005
92
90
2006
 
94

Source: Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006

Limitations: Figures reported by areas.
 
Explanation: The FY 2003 data were used to establish a baseline.
 
Indicator 3.2 of 2: An increasing number of professional development opportunities will be provided to vocational education teachers in the Pacific outlying areas each year.
 
Measure 3.2.1 of 1: The percentage of Pacific vocational education teachers in Pacific outlying areas received professional development.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
56
 
2004
75
5
2005
66
35
2006
 
70

Source: Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006

Limitations: Figure reported by areas.
 
Explanation: The FY 2003 data were used to establish the baseline.
 
Objective 4 of 4: Vocational Education State Grants - Native American Vocational and Technical Education
Indicator 4.1 of 2: Improved enrollment rate: An increasing number of Native American and Alaskan students will enroll in NAVTEP projects that offer vocational and technical education programs.
 
Measure 4.1.1 of 1: The number of students enrolled in NAVTEP projects.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Number enrolled
Number enrolled
2002
6,067
2,497
2003
6,381
6,100
2004
4,087
6,400
2005
4,274
 
2006
 
4,500

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006

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 4.2 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.
 
Measure 4.2.1 of 2: The number of NAVTEP students attaining a certificate or degree.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
664
 
2003
728
690
2004
1,598
725
2005
1,478
 
2006
 
1,598

Measure 4.2.2 of 2: The number of NAVTEP students placed in employment or military services.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
1,606
 
2003
1,690
 
2004
1,430
1,715
2005
1,387
 
2006
 
1,430

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: July 2006
On-Site Monitoring By ED. ED program officers review data through NAVTEP grantee performance, statistical and evaluation reports.

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


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Last Modified: 01/20/2006