The OCTAE Fact Sheet Series highlights efforts currently underway that support the Office's top priorities that all youth and adult students:
- Are ready for, have access to, and complete college and career pathways,
- Have effective teachers and leaders, and
- Have equitable access to high quality learning opportunities on demand.
Reports to Congress
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance
State profiles for each of the core indicators (academic attainment, attainment of diplomas or degrees, placement and retention in further education or employment, and participation and completion of non-traditional training programs) for secondary and postsecondary programs. Also included are federal allocations, enrollment by gender, and a brief description of program improvement and data quality efforts for each state. The Reports to Congress, beginning with program year 1999-2000 through the currently approved submitted report, are available at: http://cte.ed.gov/accountability/reports/reportstocongress.cfm
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Report to Congress on State Performance
State profiles for each of the core indicators (literacy skill levels, attainment of diplomas or degrees, placement and retention in further education or employment, and participation and completion of non-traditional training programs) for adult education and literacy activities. Includes data that highlights the national performance picture and each state's statistical profile.
- Program Year 2011-12 Report to Congress
PDF (3.29MB) | 508 Compliant Version PDF (7.95MB)
- Program Year 2010-11 Report to Congress
PDF (3.66MB) | 508 Compliant Version PDF (3.41MB)
Program Year 2007-2008
Program Year 2006-2007
Program Year 2005-2006
Program Year 2004-2005
Program Year 2001-2002
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Program Year 2000-2001
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Program Year 1999 - 2000
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America's Career Resource Network (ACRN) Report To Congress Program Year 2002-2003
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Research and Data
Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Prisons Providing Workforce Education and Training to Reduce Recidivism PDF (925KB)
This new publication provides the rationale for colleges and prisons to work together, preparing persons incarcerated to succeed in the work force after release. Practical partnership issues and solutions are described with reference to real world examples. March 2009.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) released Community Colleges and One-Stop Centers Collaborate to Meet 21st Century Workforce Needs, a report that examines 1) how community colleges meet the workforce training needs of their communities; 2) what community colleges do to integrate with the nation's one-stop system; 3) the conditions or practices that enhance or impede these efforts; and 4) the actions Labor and Education have taken to encourage linkages between community colleges and the workforce investment system, including one stops.
Adult Education Incentive Grant Award: Summary of Uses for Program Year 2004 MS Word (147 K)
The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor, recently announced that 23 States were eligible to apply for incentive awards authorized by section 503 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) based on their FY 2004 performance. Section 503 of WIA requires States receiving incentives to exceed performance targets for workforce investment, adult education, and vocational education programs. A total of $16.5 million was available. This summary describes planned State activities that are innovative, comprehensive and coordinated, targeted to improving performance, and that promote cooperation and collaboration.
Moving Into Town-and Moving On: The Community College in the Lives of Traditional-age Students
A series of transcript-based portraits of traditional-age community college students.
National Assessment of Vocational
Education, Interim Report to Congress, 2002
The U.S. Department of Education's interim report on the nation's progress in implementing the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technical Education Act.
Community College Facts at a Glance
Current data on the nation's community colleges, including enrollment and degrees earned.
Adult Education Facts at
Current data on the nation's adult learners, including information on literacy levels and participation in adult education programs.
- Career and Technical Education Program Guidance Memorandums
- Career and Technical Education Links
- Community College Links
- International Adult and Vocational Education Links
Language Assistance Plan and Procedures to Ensure Meaningful Access to Federally Conducted Services, Programs and Activities by Individuals with Limited English Proficiency PDF (156K)
OCTAE supports the federal government mandate that federal services be made available to people in the U.S. including persons with Limited English Proficiency.
State Contacts and Information
A collection of state-specific web sites organized by state.