Perkins V

Perkins V State Plan

On July 31, 2018, the president signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) into Law.  Perkins V includes key changes that will impact the implementation of CTE programs, such as an added emphasis on programs of study, the addition of a Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, and the introduction of new program quality indicators.  The Texas Perkins V four-year state plan, covering all of the requirements of the Act, will be submitted to the US Department of Education upon approval by the Governor and State Board of Education in spring 2020.

The full plan can be viewed here: Perkins V State Plan Document (PDF)

Perkins V Executive Summary (PDF)

Perkins V Overview Presentation (PPT)

Help Wanted Online-Employment Information for Secondary School Students

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Help Wanted Online-Employment Information for Secondary School Students (PDF)

Autocoding Information

The transition from self-reported data to an autocoded course completion system reported in PEIMS is effective for the 2020-2021 school year. The Perkins V Indicator report is generated from this data set to measure the performance of CTE programs in Texas at the local and state levels. The following resources will provide local education agencies (LEA) and stakeholders with information on the new autocode system. LEAs interested in developing a local version of the CTE autocode system can access the technical documents at https://www.texasstudentdatasystem.org/tsds/education-data-warehouse/peims-calculations-tech-tips under CTE auto calculation.

Autocoding definitions

 Autocode Informational Presentation

 CTE Indicator Autocode FAQ

2018-2019 Perkins V Indicator Data Statewide Report

The Perkins V Indicator Data Statewide report provides summary data on the performance of Texas secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs for the 2018-2019 school year as required by Sec. 113(C),(D), and (E) of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (PL 115-224, Enacted July 31, 2018), Perkins V.  

The state-level data is disaggregated by:

  1. Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
  2. Perkins V identified Special Populations
  3. Federal Career Clusters
  4. State Career Clusters
  5. In the 5S4 (CTE Completers) tab – Programs of Study

The disaggregated report will open to the specific page from the hyperlink below for each federally reported performance indicator:

  1. 1S1 – Four-Year Graduation Rate
  2. 1S2 – Extended Graduation Rate
  3. 2S1 – Academic Proficiency in Reading/Language/Arts
  4. 2S2 – Academic Proficiency in Mathematics
  5. 2S3 – Academic Proficiency in Science
  6. 3S1 – Post-Program Placement
  7. 4S1 – Non-traditional Program Concentration
  8. 5S1 – Program Quality – Attained Recognized Postsecondary Credential
  9. 5S4 – Program Quality – CTE Completer

The report is an accompaniment to the data available to local education agencies (LEAs) in Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) system through the career and technical education report (CTER) application.  Requests for access to data in the CTER application must be submitted to LEA leadership, who will forward the request to the Texas Education Agency in the TEAL system.

2020-2021 Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment Guidebook (Update)

One of the most significant changes introduced in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is the comprehensive local needs assessment (CLNA).  The law states local eligible recipients must complete a comprehensive local needs assessment related to career and technical education once every two years.  The 2020-2021 CLNA (SC5600) is required for local education agencies (LEAs) applying for 2021-2022 Perkins funding who did not complete the assessment in the 2020-2021 school year.  The CLNA guidebook is designed to assist Texas LEAs with the completion of the local needs assessment.  The local needs assessment process is intended to be a regular part of a LEA's data-driven decision making and program improvement system.  

CLNA Guidebook (Word)

CLNA Guidebook (PDF)