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Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. New Administrators Workshop July 8-9, 2010 Elizabeth M. Russell. PERKINS ACT OF 2006: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE. Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education (VDOE/CTE).

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carl d perkins career and technical education act of 2006

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

New Administrators Workshop

July 8-9, 2010

Elizabeth M. Russell

virginia department of education office of career and technical education vdoe cte
Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education (VDOE/CTE)
  • Important information on utilizing Perkins and State funds comes through several formats
    • Superintendent’s Memos
    • E-Mails
    • Monthly E-Newsletters
    • Listserv Messages from Program Area Specialists
summary history of cte legislation
Summary History of CTE Legislation
  • Smith-Hughes Act of 1917
    • Train boys and girls for work
    • 1920’s – focused on national defense
    • 1930’s emphasis started moving toward junior colleges (community colleges) and focused on unemployment
    • 1940 thru early 1960’s – emphasis on war effort and then transition to peace-time economy
      • George-Barden Act (about 1947) – expanded federal support
      • National Defense Education Act of 1958 – increased funding for vocational education
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Summary History of CTE Legislation
  • Vocational Education Act of 1963
    • Authorized a major expansion and redirection of vocational education
    • Improve the kinds and quality of training available to baby boom generation
    • Addressed the dislocation of employment caused by technological changes for adult workers AND
    • Widening of gap between affluent and disadvantaged
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Summary History of CTE Legislation
  • Vocational Education Amendments of 1968
    • Modified existing vocational programs
    • Established a National Advisory Council on Vocational Education
  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1984
    • Emphasized acquiring both vocational and technical skills
    • Accessibility to vocational education programs for special populations
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Summary History of CTE Legislation
  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990 (Reauthorization)
    • Focused solely on the integration of academic and vocation proficiencies
  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational-Technical Education Amendments Act of 1998
    • Most significant change in the re-authorized Perkins Act was the emphasis placed on academic standards
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Summary History of CTE Legislation
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
    • Major changes:
      • Switch from Vocational Education to Career and Technical Education
      • Link academic and technical content across secondary and postsecondary education, and strengthened local accountability provisions that will ensure continuous program improvement
      • Programs of Study
steps after law is approved
  • Options:
    • One-year transition plan +
    • Five-year plan OR
    • Six-year plan
  • Virginia: Transitional State Plan was developed and approved for 2007-2008
perkins state plan and budget application
PERKINSState Plan and Budget Application
  • STEP TWO: Five Year State Plan 2009-2012 was developed and approved
    • Input was received from all stakeholders
    • State Board does first review
    • Public hearings are held
    • Final review by the State Board of Education and plan is approved
    • Plan is reviewed/approved by the Secretary of Education and Governor
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PERKINSState Plan and Budget Application
  • STEP THREE: Submitted to U.S. Education Department for approval
  • STEP FOUR: Virginia DOE, Office of Career and Technical Education must submit any updates to state plan and budget each year to USED
perkins local plan budget application
PERKINSLocal Plan & Budget Application
  • Divisions developed a five-year plan under new Perkins law
    • Update with a one-year plan in subsequent years
    • Each annual plan may be amended throughout the year
    • Planning and approval must include all stakeholders
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PERKINSLocal Plan & Budget Application
  • Signature Page of Plan
    • Hard copy sent to CTE Office via FAX or scan and e-mail; retain original at school division
    • Must include the following signatures: CTE local advisory chairperson, community college vice president of academic services or tech prep director, local CTE administrator, superintendent
    • CTE Local Advisory Chairperson’s signature indicates that you have included representatives of all stakeholders
perkins performance standards accountability
PERKINSPerformance Standards - Accountability
    • 1S1 Academic Skills Attainment: Reading/Language Arts – English 11 and
    • 1S2 Academic Skills Attainment: Mathematics
      • Use the highest proficiency.  Then, if there are multiple tests with the same proficiency, we take the highest scaled score.  We use the same logic for Math and English. 
      • Completers gathered from End-of-Year (EOY) Student Record Collection Report and Student Testing ID Numbers compared against SOL testing information
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PERKINSPerformance Standards - Accountability
  • 2S1 Technical Skills Attainment
    • Combination of Competency Student Attainment Rate (Student attained 80% of essential competencies for CTE program completed) and Industry Credential Pass Rate
    • Information gathered from End-of-Year (EOY) Student Record Collection Report and the CTECC Industry Credentialing Report
perkins performance standards accountability 2s1
PERKINSPerformance Standards – Accountability2S1



Student Competency Attainment from EOY Student Record Collection (CTE Completers)

  • CTE Completers Taking and Passing Industry Credentials
  • Possible scores
    • Did not meet 33% -- use actual percentage of students passing
    • Met 33% or higher – use 50% or actual pass percentage, which ever is higher


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PERKINSPerformance Standards – Accountability2S1



  • Actual Student Competency Attainment Percentage + Industry Credential Percentage and divide by 2

Division Does Not Meet Industry Credential 33% Pass Rate:

Student Competency Rate - 98%

Industry Credential Rate - 24%



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PERKINSPerformance Standards – Accountability2S1



Division Meets 33% Industry Credential

Student Competency Rate - 98%

Industry Credential Rate - 50%


Division Exceeds Industry Credential Pass Rate

Student Competency Rate - 98%

Industry Credential Rate - 88%



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PERKINSPerformance Standards - Accountability
  • 3S1 Secondary School Completion
    • This is determined from the End-of-Year (EOY) Report through Student Record Collection
    • Number of CTE students who finish a CTE program and graduate, earn a GED or other state recognized equivalent.
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PERKINSPerformance Standards - Accountability
  • 4S1 Graduation Rate
    • Number of CTE completers who graduated and are included in the State’s computation of the state’s graduation rate for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/No Child Left Behind (NCLB) report
    • Information gathered from EOY Student Record Collection Report
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PERKINSPerformance Standards - Accountability
  • 5S1 Secondary Placement
    • This information is gathered from EOY Student Record Collection Report and provided to the Weldon Cooper Center for Student Follow-Up Surveys
    • Important that this is begun no later than March 31 of each year to meet federal requirements of beginning in the second quarter
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PERKINSPerformance Standards - Accountability
  • 6S1 Non-Traditional Participation
    • Collected through the Secondary Enrollment Demographics Form (SEDF)
    • Courses and the gender which is considered non-traditional is located in your Career and Technical Education Reporting System (CTERS) Manual
  • 6S2 Non-Traditional Completion
    • Collected from EOY Student Record Collection Report
local plan and performance standards
Local Plan and Performance Standards
  • Section of Perkins Local Plan and Budget Application called “Performance Assessment”
    • Your actual percentages are shown and the new percentages you are striving for are determined
    • Plan and use of funding should be driven by these standards
plans of study
Plans of Study
  • Perkins refers to these as “Programs of Study”
  • Developed from requirements in Perkins
  • Utilize Career Pathways from Career Clusters
  • Schedule 2 of Perkins Local Plan and Budget Application
  • Develop a minimum of one each year until you have one for every CTE program offered in your division
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Plans of Study
  • May Use State Sample or create your own
  • Must be done in conjunction with community college or college or both
  • These are the basis for the new Academic and Career Plans which are slated to start in 2011-2012
  • Virginia CTE Web site:
perkins funds and reimbursements
  • See Superintendent’s Memo #090-10 for Allocation at Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) Federal Funds for July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
    • These are issued each year between April and June, depending on notification by USED
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  • Required and Permissive Uses – included in the Local Plan, “Welcome and Instructions” tab, beginning at Line 285 as “Appendix B”
  • Virginia requires that a minimum of 60% of funds be spent on “Required” and no more than 40% on “Permissive”
  • Cannot spend more than 32% of your total allocation between July 1 and October 1 of each year
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  • Must have an “approved local plan” before spending, with the following exceptions
    • Professional Development during the summer (Required Use)
    • Student Organization summer conferences/training (Permissive Use)
    • Keep in mind the 32% total allocation limit for July 1 to October 1
  • Must spend all State Equipment Funds before using Perkins funds for equipment
  • If you participate in a regional technical center, a percentage based on students attending must go to the center
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  • Maintenance of Effort
    • Federal law requires that states and local divisions maintain a certain level of funding known as “maintenance of effort” or “MOE”
    • The MOE for school divisions would be based on the local funding spent on CTE in the school year 2006-2007
      • This includes what a division spends on salaries, consumable supplies, pro-rated utility costs for CTE labs/classrooms, etc.
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    • Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) [Permissive Use] – may only use Perkins funds to send one advisor per student organization per school to any activity/conference
      • Remember that your 40% limit plays a role in how much you spend
      • Remember that you have regional, state and national competitions
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  • Teachers’ Tuition for College Courses
    • The expenditure must meet the following criteria: reasonable and necessary.
    • The use of funds must be cost effective. In other words:
      • If multiple teachers need a course, check to see if the tuition would be cheaper to offer a class in your division or region; and
      • you can’t pay for someone to take a college-level course in Hawaii during January when the same course is taught in Virginia.  The only way an out-of-state or out-of-region course would be approved is if it is not offered in Virginia or within your region.
      • Look for possible on-line courses or courses offered at your local community college or college/university.
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  • Teachers’ Tuition for College Courses
    • Funds may not be usedfor initial teacher licensure courses.
    • Funds may not be usedfor renewal of a teacher’s license.
    • Funds may be used to offer a tuition-paid class for multiple teachers when this is more cost effective option.
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  • Teachers’ Tuition for College Courses
    • Funds may be used for individual teachers who need additional education/training for courses they are teaching.
      • EXAMPLE:  Teachers with a Master’s degree who need additional courses to meet the requirement of 18 credit hours in the field of a dual enrollment course.
      • EXAMPLE:  Teachers who have their teaching license but need a college-level course to prepare for industry certification for their program area and courses.
      • EXAMPLE:  Division requires a teacher to take a course which will allow for flexibility in scheduling to meet student needs.
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  • Industry Credentialing
    • May be used for Site Licensing for Industry Certification Testing and is not contingent on all state industry certifications funds being expended
    • To utilize Perkins funds, it must be in your local plans (assessments)
    • Perkins funds cannot be utilized for student reimbursement until a school division has used all state industry certification funds
    • May be used for teacher industry credential training and testing if not offered by the DOE or classes were full
perkins reimbursements
  • YES:
    • Sustained Professional Development
      • Must be over two days in length
      • May be a series of days throughout the year on a specific topic (prior determination)
      • If you are not sure – CALL Director or Cluster Coordinators
    • Transportation: Do not list by gas, bus, driver, etc. as this is not necessary, list what it was for (conference, etc.)
    • Textbooks: Classroom resource set ONLY
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  • YES
    • Equipment: Only items listed on state-approved Equipment list or approved by DOE program specialist and cluster coordinator
      • REMEMBER: Whether it cost a $1.00 or $15,000, it goes on your equipment inventory
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  • NO:
    • Consumable Supplies: Paper (all programs), food (Culinary), gases (Welding), paint (Building Trades, Automotive Body), cloth (Fashion Design), workbooks (all programs) – just a few examples
    • RECONDITIONED EQUIPMENT (used or repaired)
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  • NO
    • NON-WORKING MEALS (such as receptions)
    • Submit, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis
    • If you start a submission and change your mind – DELETE IT!
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  • Submission of Request for Reimbursement
    • DO this at least every two months
    • If you have a question on whether an expenditure is allowable or not, call the director or cluster coordinators
presenter contact information

Elizabeth Russell