Accountability in Career and Technical Education is guided by the Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and other legislation, including No Child Left Behind.
North Carolina is required to establish performance indicators in eight areas:
- 1S1: Academic attainment: reading and language arts
- 1S2: Academic attainment: mathematics
- 2S1: Technical attainment
- 3S1: Completion
- 4S1: Graduation rate
- 5S1: Positive placement
- 6S1: Nontraditional participation
- 6S2: Nontraditional completion
Performance indicators 1S1, 1S2, and 4S1 are tied directly to No Child Left Behind.
Performance targets for 2009-2010 were negotiated with the U.S. Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
NORTH CAROLINA FINAL AGREED UPON PROFICIENCY LEVELS
PERKINS IV PROGRAM YEAR 2009-10
The Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 requires states to negotiate targets for the performance of Career and Technical Education students. Targets must be renegotiated each year based on actual performance. Consequently, North Carolina anticipates significant increases in targets for future years for Performance Indicators 1S1, 1S2, and 4S1, where initial results exceeded the previously agreed upon targets.
- Performance Indicator One (1S1) – Academic Attainment – Reading/Language Arts. By 2009-2010, 41.5 percent of CTE Concentrators who left secondary education in the reporting year will have met the proficient or advanced level on the statewide high school reading/language arts assessment.
- Performance Indicator Two (1S2) – Academic Attainment - Mathematics. By 2009-2010, 74.5 percent of CTE Concentrators who left secondary education in the reporting year will have met the proficient or advanced level on the statewide high school mathematics.
- Performance Indicator Three (2S1) – Technical Skill Attainment. Proposed. By 2009-2010, 73.0 percent of CTE participants will have met the proficiency on CTE post assessments or received selected industry recognized credentials or counted as proficient using the postsecondary technical attainment measure in the reporting year.
- Performance Indicator Four (3S1) – Secondary School Completion. Proposed. By 2009-2010, 87.6 percent of CTE Concentrators leaving secondary education in the reporting year will have earned a diploma.
- Performance Indicator Five (4S1) – Student Graduation Rates. By 2009-2010, 81.5 percent of CTE Concentrators will count as graduated in the state’s computation of its cohort graduation rate for NCLB.
- Performance Indicator Six (5S1) – Secondary Placement. Proposed. By 2009-2010, 91.25 percent of CTE Concentrators who left secondary education in the previous school year will be in postsecondary education or advanced training, in military service, or in employment.
- Performance Indicator Seven (6S1) - Nontraditional Participation. Proposed. By 2009-2010, 26.0 percent of participants in a course that leads to nontraditional employment are of the nontraditional gender.
- Performance Indicator Eight (6S2) - Nontraditional Completion. Proposed. By 2009-2010, 20.0 percent of the students who completed a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields are of the nontraditional gender.