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Recommendations to Improve the Collection and Use of Perkins Nontraditional Participation and Completion Data in Texas

Citation

Klein, S. (2005). Recommendations to Improve the Collection and Use of Perkins Nontraditional Participation and Completion Data in Texas. Berkeley, CA: MPR Associates, Inc.

Abstract

To support states in improving the quality of their Perkins accountability data, in late 2005 the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), U.S. Department of Education, invited State Directors of Career-Technical Education to submit requests for individualized technical assistance. In response to a request by the Texas Education Agency, MPR researchers provided targeted technical assistance to support the state in improving its Perkins accountability measures related to nontraditional participation and completion, and in implementing strategies for using this data to promote opportunities in nontraditional careers. This report summarizes MPR researchers' review of the literature and state reporting approaches, and provides recommendations to support the state in improving the validity and use of secondary and postsecondary CTE data