NORTH CAROLINA PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Workforce Development Education

Performance Indicator 1 - Attainment of Academic Proficiencies. By school year 2003-2004, 59.7 percent of vocational concentrators in North Carolina will score at or above the national mean on each of the four ASSET tests: reading, writing, numerical skills, and elementary algebra. (The rate negotiated with U.S.O.E. was 51.32%.) 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

Performance Indicator 2 - Attainment of Vocational and Technical Skill Proficiencies. By 2003-2004, 58.2 percent of vocational and technical education enrollees in North Carolina will score at Level III or above on end-of-course Workforce Development Education (WDE) tests. (The rate negotiated with U.S.O.E. was 58.25%.) 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

Performance Indicator 3 - Attainment of Credentials. By 2003-2004, 76.8 percent of graduating vocational and technical education concentrators in North Carolina will have completed a Tech Prep or a combined Tech Prep/College Prep course of study. (The rate negotiated with U.S.O.E. was 76.8%.) 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

Performance Indicator 4 - Placement. By 2003-2004, 96.4 percent of graduating vocational and technical education concentrators in North Carolina will go on to further education, work, or both the year following graduation. (The rate negotiated with U.S.O.E. was 94.8%.) 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

Performance Indicator 5 - Nontraditional Enrollment. By 2003-2004, 26.6 percent of students enrolled in vocational and technical education courses in North Carolina leading to nontraditional employment and training will be from underrepresented genders. (The rate negotiated with U.S.O.E. was 26.60%.) 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

Performance Indicator 6 - Nontraditional Graduation. By 2003-2004, 16.3 percent of students completing vocational and technical education programs in North Carolina leading to nontraditional employment and training will be from underrepresented genders. (The rate negotiated with U.S.O.E. was 16.32%.) 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.

Performance Indicator 7 - All local education agencies in North Carolina will maintain their baseline percentages of WDE enrollees with Career Development Plans. 2003-2004 is the final year of the federal Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.