Career and Technical Education

The Division of School Improvement develops and implements statewide review processes for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program effectiveness. These processes promote program effectiveness, improve student performance, and monitor compliance for all students served through CTE programs.

Intervention Activities

The CTE program is a part of the Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) system. PBM uses the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) to assign required intervention activities based on the district's annual performance on individual indicators and patterns across all indicators. 

PBMAS program staging will be released in the Intervention, Stage, and Activity Manager (ISAM) application in late October.  

Prior to the staging release, intervention guidance and resources for the 2018-2019 monitoring year will be provided to districts on this web page.

Additional Resources


Annual Notification of Nondiscrimination in CTE Programs

Every district providing CTE program must advise students, parents, employees, and the general public that all CTE opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. More information about annual notification requirements is provided on the Division of School Improvement Methods of Administration (MOA) web page. 

CTE eGrant Application and Plan Data Review

 Districts staged in CTE must review results of PBMAS indicators that reveal high levels of performance concern and indicators listed as having No Data (ND). Improvement activities must be noted in the CTE Program Effectiveness Report (PER) within the eGrant application for federal Carl D. Perkins funds. Activities include actions taken to improve

  • student performance or address data reporting concerns related to Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) submissions,
  • coding of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or
  • the reporting of technical skill attainment (2S1) in the CTE Program Evaluation Report. 

CTE program staff and Division of School Improvement staff review the PER to ensure improvement activities are incorporated for all areas of low performance.