We capture and analyze data to verify CTE students are achieving performance success, drive decision- making for continuous improvement and maximize return on investment. The CTE staff analyzes data, conducts desk audits and provides technical assistance and support to students, teachers, administrators and advisory councils at schools throughout the state. The Office of Career Technical Education focuses on State and National Accountability and Compliance Data including:
- Perkins Performance Measures
- Annual LEA Plan
- Perkins Consolidated Annual Report (CAR)
- CTE Programming Civil Rights Compliance
The CTE Data Profile analyzes enrollment and performance data that are measured, weighted and disaggregated by individual student, concentration, school, and county. Results are communicated to the schools to drive continuous improvement decisions and strategies. Measures include:
LEA Process – Part 1: Approved Curriculum Process
Local educational agencies (Each county system and multi-county career center) submit an online LEA Plan for career and technical education that covers the same period as the state plan, which, under the provisions of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, is for a period of five years. The plan sets forth the technical and adult education programs, services, and activities proposed to be funded and provides certain assurances.
There are two parts to the LEA plan: Part-1 – Approved Curriculum Process – Due February 1st; Part 2 – LEA Plan Use of Funds & Strategies – Due April 1st
LEA Process – Part 2: Use of Funds and Strategies
Part 2 of the LEA Plan Process establishes a budget plan for Perkins allocations for the upcoming year and identifies specific strategies to address Perkins components. These are
1.2 Improving Academic and Technical Skills
1.3 Professional Development
1.4 Methods of Consultation
1.5 Program Evaluation
1.6 Access, Nondiscrimination, and Support for Special Populations
1.7 Preparation for Nontraditional Fields
1.8 Career Guidance and Academic Counseling
1.9 Improving CTE Staff Recuitment and Retention
1.10 Preparation for High Skill, High Wage, High Demand Occupations
2A, B, C – Advisory Council
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 for secondary technical education CTE programs require compliance with:
- West Virginia Department of Education Perkins State Plan
- Perkins Performance Measures
- Accountability Reporting
- Management of Funding Allocations
- Technical Assistance and Support
CTE Performance Measures are negotiated and reported annually on CTE Completers and Participants. These measures are:
1S1 – Academic Attainment – WV State Academic Assessment – Reading/Language Arts
1S2 – Academic Attainment – WV State Academic Assessment – Mathematics
2S1 – Technical Skill Attainment
3S1 – Secondary School Completion (CTE Completers)
4S1 – Student Graduation Rates
5S1 – Secondary Placement
6S1 – Nontraditional Participation
6S2 – Nontraditional Completion
Funds allocated to the State Board of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 for secondary technical education programs will be distributed by formula to LEAs:
a.Thirty (30) percent shall be allocated to LEAs in proportion to the number of individuals aged 5 through 17, inclusive, who reside in the school district served by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year compared to the total number of such individuals who reside in the school districts served by all LEAs in the state for such preceding fiscal year.
b.Seventy (70) percent shall be allocated to LEAs in proportion to the Thenumber of individuals aged 5 through 17, inclusive, who reside in the school district served by the LEA from families with incomes below the poverty level [as determined on the basis of the most recent satisfactory data used under section 1124(c)(1)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965] applicable to a family of the size involved for the fiscal year for which the determination is made compared to the number of such individuals who reside in the school districts served by all the LEAs in the state for such preceding fiscal year.
The Perkins Act requires that LEAs qualify for a minimum allocation of $15,000. LEAs that do not qualify for the minimum amount may request that the WVDE waive the federal requirement. Upon approval of the waiver request, the LEA may receive the allocation for which it qualifies under the statutory formula.
Funds made available under this Act for technical and adult education activities will supplement, and will not supplant, non-federal funds expended to carry out technical activities. [Section 311(a)] In other words, federal funds may not free up state or local dollars for other purposes but should create or augment services and programs to an extent not possible without federal funds.