Perkins | Performance

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Performance: Introduction

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 focuses on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthening the connections between secondary and postsecondary education and improving state and local accountability.

Each state is responsible for developing an accountability system that assesses its effectiveness in achieving statewide progress in career technical education. State and local performance is measured by five core indicators for both postsecondary and adult workforce education:

  • 1P1/1A1- Technical Skill Attainment
  • 2P1/2A1- Credential, Certificate or Degree
  • 3P1/3A1- Student Retention or Transfer
  • 4P1/4A1- Student Placement
  • 5P1/5A1- Nontraditional Participation
  • 5P2/5A2- Nontraditional Completion

The data utilized to calculate the five core performance indicators is retrieved from the Higher Education Information System (HEI). This document contains the detailed explantions of the college calcuation procedures using reporting year 2016 as the example.

State Performance Targets

State performance targets for each indicator in Postsecondary and Adult are negotiated with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Local targets are then negotiated by the state based on the the state-level targets. 

Perkins IV Performance Improvement Plan

The Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 requires that recipients meet at least 90% of the local performance target for each indicator. Forms for the required Perkins IV Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) for schools that did not meet this requirement are linked below.


Perkins IV Postsecondary Performance Reports

Postsecondary statewide and local Performance Reports consist of technical skill attainment, credential attainment, student retention or transfer, placement and nontraditional participation and completion.

Due to the Higher Education Information System (HEI) campus reporting format, performance measures reports are based on the previous year's data.

2018-2019 Postsecondary Campus Reports


Ohio Technical Centers

OTC Performance Reports

Ohio Technical Center (OTC) Perkins IV Accountability began in FY09; there was no legislative requirement for OTC to set targets for Performance Indicators in FY08.

Perkins IV OTC performance reports will include:

  • technical skill attainment;
  • credential, certificate or degree attainment;
  • student retention or transfer;
  • student placement;
  • nontraditional participation; and
  • nontraditional completion.

2018-2019 Postsecondary OTC Reports 












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