Perkins Performance Indicators

The Perkins Performance Indicator framework was developed by the United States Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor and stakeholder organizations to achieve two major objectives:

  1. To create a common reference format to discuss the components of Perkins accountability, and
  2. To establish performance measurement approaches for the Performance Indicators.

The framework is intended to define state performance measurement approaches for each indicator to ensure sufficient rigor and comparability among state performance accountability systems. Further, the framework is intended to define performance and data collection approaches that can be easily integrated into state and local performance management systems to support continuous program improvement.

Secondary Performance Indicator Descriptions

1S1: Academic Skill Attainment – Reading/Language Arts: The percentage of Career Education students, concentrating in a course of study, who met the on-track or ACT Benchmark level on the NSCAS Summative English Language Arts Assessment.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who have met the on-track or ACT Benchmark level on the statewide high school English/language arts assessment (ACT) administered by the State under Nebraska Law section 79-760.01 and 79-760.03.
  • Denominator:  Number of CTE concentrators who took the statewide high school English/language arts assessment (ACT) administered by the State under Nebraska Law section 79-760.01 and 79-760.03.

1S2: Academic Skill Attainment – Math: The percentage of Career Education students, concentrating in a course of study, who have met the on-track or ACT Benchmark level on the statewide high school mathematics assessment (ACT).

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who met the on-track or ACT Benchmark level on the statewide high school mathematics assessment (ACT) administered by the State under Nebraska Law section 79-760.01 and 79-760.03.
  • Denominator:  Number of CTE concentrators who took the statewide high school mathematics assessment (ACT) administered by the State under Nebraska Law section 79-760.01 and 79-760.03.

2S1: Technical Skill Attainment: Percentage of Career Education students, concentrating in a course of study, who demonstrate technical skill attainment through GPA, dual credit course completion, industry certification, or other approved methodology.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who passed technical skill assessments that are aligned with industry-recognized standards, if available and appropriate, during the reporting year.
  • Denominator:  Number of CTE concentrators who took the assessments during the reporting year.

3S1: Completion: Percentage of Career Education students, concentrating in a course of study, that graduated with a diploma.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who earned a regular secondary school diploma, earned a GED credential as State-recognized equivalent to a regular high school diploma (if offered) or other State-recognized equivalent (including recognized alternative standards for individuals with disabilities), or earned a proficiency credential, certificate, or degree, in conjunction with a secondary school diploma (if offered) during the reporting year.
  • Denominator:  Number of CTE concentrators who left secondary education during the reporting year.

4S1: Graduation Rate: Percentage of Career Education students, concentrating in a course of study, who were included in the graduate rate calculation for adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the state of Nebraska.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who, in the reporting year, were included as graduated in the State’s computation of its graduation rate as described in Section 1111(b)(2)(C)(vi) of the ESEA.
  • Denominator: Number of CTE concentrators, who, in the reporting year, were included in the State’s computation of its graduation rate as defined in the State’s Consolidated Accountability Plan pursuant to Section 1111(b)(2)(C)(vi) of the ESEA.

5S1: Placement: Percentage of Career Education students, concentrating in a course of study, that graduated and within the 2nd quarter after the year of completion are enrolled in a postsecondary program, advanced training, service to the military, or are employed.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators who left secondary education and were placed in postsecondary education or advanced training, in the military service, or employment in the second quarter following the program year in which they left secondary education (i.e., unduplicated placement status for CTE concentrators who graduated by June 30, 2007 would be assessed between October 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007).
  • Denominator:  Number of CTE concentrators who left secondary education during the reporting year.

6S1: Nontraditional Participation: The percentage of gender non-traditional students participating in programs leading to occupations that are determined to be gender non-traditional.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE participants from underrepresented gender groups who participated in a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the reporting year.
  • Denominator: Number of CTE participants who participated in a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the reporting year.

6S2: Nontraditional Completion: Percentage of gender non-traditional students who complete programs leading to occupations that are determined to be gender non-traditional.

  • Numerator: Number of CTE concentrators from underrepresented gender groups who completed a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the reporting year.
  • Denominator: Number of CTE concentrators who completed a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the reporting year.

Postsecondary Performance Indicator Descriptions

1P1: Technical Skill Attainment: The percentage of CTE Concentrators who have met technical skill attainment.

  • Numerator: The number of CTE Concentrators who achieved a minimum GPA of 2.0 in CTE program curricula that are aligned with industry-recognized standards during the reporting year.
  • Denominator: The number of CTE Concentrators during the reporting year.

2P1: Credential, Certificate, or Degree : The percentage of CTE Concentrators that graduated with a diploma, degree, certificate, or credential (previous reporting year).

  • Numerator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the previous reporting year who received an industry-recognized credential, certificate, diploma, or degree.
  • Denominator: The number of CTE Concentrators during the reporting year.

3P1: Student Retention or Transfer: The percentage of CTE Concentrators who did not graduate, but remained enrolled in postsecondary education (either in their original postsecondary institution or transferred to another 2- or 4- year institution).

  • Numerator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the previous reporting year who remained enrolled in their original postsecondary institution or transferred to another 2- or 4-year postsecondary institution during the current reporting year.
  • Denominator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the previous reporting year who did not earn an industry recognized credential, certificate, diploma, or degree in the previous reporting year.

4P1: Student Placement: The percentage of CTE Concentrator graduates employed in work, military, or apprenticeships.

  • Numerator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the previous reporting year who were placed or retained in employment, or placed in the military service or apprenticeship programs during the 2nd quarter following the program year in which they left postsecondary education (e.g. unduplicated placement status for CTE Concentrators who graduated by June 30th would be assessed between October 1st and December 31st).
  • Denominator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the previous reporting year who left postsecondary education with a credential, certificate, degree, or diploma during the previous reporting year.

5P1: Nontraditional Participation: The percentage of CTE Participants taking a class that is nontraditional for their gender compared to all students taking a class in an area classified as nontraditional.

  • Numerator: The number of CTE Participants from the current reporting year form underrepresented gender groups who participated in a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the current reporting year.
  • Denominator: The number of CTE Participants from the current reporting year who participated in a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the current reporting year.

5P2: Nontraditional Completion: The percentage of gender nontraditional Concentrators who graduated.

  • Numerator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the current reporting year from underrepresented gender groups who completed a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the current reporting year.
  • Denominator: The number of CTE Concentrators from the current reporting year who completed a program that leads to employment in nontraditional fields during the current reporting year.

State Goals

The following state and local goals are agreed upon annually with the United States Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education Office (OCTAE).

Secondary:

Performance Indicator 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1S1: Academic Skill Attainment – Reading/Language Arts 70% 70% 73% 74%
1S2: Academic Skill Attainment – Mathematics 61% 61% 63.75% 64%
2S1: Technical Skill Attainment 86.5% 88% 90% 90.75%
3S1: Completion 97% 97.74% 98% 98%
4S1: Graduation Rate 98% 98.75% 98.9% 99%
5S1: Placement 97% 97% 97.25% 97.5%
6S1: Nontraditional Participation 42% 42.43% 43.62% 43.25%
6S2: Nontraditional Completion 27% 28.75% 29% 29%

 

Postsecondary

Performance Indicator 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1P1: Technical Skill Attainment 91.5% 92%  91.5% 92%
2P1: Credential, Certificate, or Degree 48% 40% 41.5% 42.25%
3P1: Student Retention or Transfer 74% 73% 75% 77%
4P1: Student Placement 73% 74% 71% 72.5%
5P1: Nontraditional Participation 21.2% 24% 25% 27%
5P2: Nontraditional Completion 14% 16% 16.5% 17%

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