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Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. Background. Reauthorization process began in 2004 House and Senate overwhelmingly approved in July 2006 President Bush signed into law August 12, 2006 Reauthorized through 2012

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Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006

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  1. Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006

  2. Background • Reauthorization process began in 2004 • House and Senate overwhelmingly approved in July 2006 • President Bush signed into law August 12, 2006 • Reauthorized through 2012 • Authorization levels = “such sums as necessary”

  3. Purposes (1 of 7) • building on efforts of States and localities to develop challenging academic and technical standards and to assist students in meeting such standards, including preparation for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions

  4. Purposes (2 of 7) • promoting development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary education and postsecondary education for participating CTE students

  5. Purposes (3 of 7) • increasing State and local flexibility in providing services and activities designed to develop, implement, and improve CTE, including tech prep education

  6. Purposes (4 of 7) • conducting and disseminating national research and disseminating information on best practices that improve CTE programs, services, and activities

  7. Purposes (5 of 7) • providing technical assistance that promotes leadership, initial preparation, and professional development at State and local levels; and that improves quality of CTE teachers, faculty, administrators, and counselors

  8. Purposes (6 of 7) • supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area CTE schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries

  9. Purposes (7 of 7) • providing individuals with opportunities throughout their lifetimes to develop, in conjunction with other education and training programs, the knowledge and skills needed to keep the United States competitive

  10. Notable Provisions • CTE rather than vocational education • Local accountability • Separate performance indicators for secondary and postsecondary • Requirements for programs of study

  11. Transition • States must submit a six-year plan • Large list of people must be consulted including academic and CTE teachers • States may submit transition plans spring 2007 • Official transition year is 2007-2008 • Set up accountability system • Collect benchmark data

  12. State Plan • Career and technical programs of study • Rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated, nonduplicative progression of courses that align secondary and postsecondary education to adequately prepare students to succeed in postsecondary education • Opportunity for students to participate in programs to acquire postsecondary education credits; and lead to industry-recognized credential, certificate at the postsecondary level, associate, or baccalaureate degree

  13. Professional Development • Integration and use of rigorous academics with technical subjects, provided jointly with academic teacher • Effective use of scientifically based research and data to improve instruction • High quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have positive and lasting impact on instruction and performance in classroom • Ensure teachers can effectively develop rigorous and challenging, integrated academic and CTE curricula jointly with academic teachers • Develop higher level of academic and industry knowledge and skills in CTE • Ensure teachers can effectively use applied learning that contributes to academic and CTE knowledge of student

  14. Local Plan • Meet negotiated levels of performance • Offer appropriate courses of at least one program of study • Encourage CTE students to enroll in rigorous and challenging core academic subjects • Professional development promotes integration academic & CTE • Activities provided to prepare special populations, including single parents and displaced homemakers, for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations leading to self-sufficiency • Career guidance provided to CTE students, including linkages to future education and training opportunities • Improve recruitment and retention of CTE teachers, faculty, and career guidance and academic counselors, including individuals in groups underrepresented in teaching profession • Transition to teaching from business and industry

  15. Accountability • Determine effectiveness of state AND LOCAL PROGRAMS* • Report student progress in achieving performance levels on an annual basis • Must be disaggregated by special populations • And using NCLB subgroups • Any disparities between a subgroup and all other students must be identified and quantified • Adjusted levels of performance will occur three times • 1st and 2nd years • 3rd and 4th years • 5th and 6th years

  16. Accountability – Secondary Indicators • Must have valid and reliable measures • Academic achievement – NCLB assessments • Technical attainment – industry standards • Attainment of diploma, GED, or proficiency credential in conjunction with diploma • NCLB graduation rates

  17. Accountability – Secondary Indicators (cont.) • Placement in postsecondary, military, or employment • Participation and completion of non-traditional programs

  18. Accountability – Improvement Plans • If a state or school fails to meet at least 90% of a performance level on any indicator, an improvement plan must be developed and implemented • Secretary of Education or state will provide technical assistance

  19. Accountability – Subsequent Actions • If a state or school, • Fails to implement an improvement plan • Fails to make any improvement within a year after implementing the plan • Fails to meet 90% of an indicator three years in a row • Funds can be withheld (full or partial) • If funds withheld from state, Secretary of Education must use them to provide technical assistance, assist in development of new state improvement plan, or for other improvement activities in the state. • If state withholds funds from local program, it must use them to provide, through alternative arrangements, services and activities to students within area served by local program.

  20. Uses of Funds – State Requirements • Assess CTE programs funded, including focus on special populations • Develop, improve, and expand use of technology • Provide professional development • Support integration of academics and CTE • Support partnerships

  21. Uses of Funds – State Requirements (cont.) • Provide preparation for non-traditional fields & high-skill, high-wage occupations • Support programs for special populations • Technical assistance for local recipients

  22. Uses of Funds – New Additions • Activities that facilitate transition from 2-year to 4-year • Incentive grants for schools • Entrepreneurship education and training • Career academies, career clusters • Technical assessments and data systems • Recruitment and retention of educators

  23. Uses of Funds – Local Requirements • Strengthen academic and technical skills through integration • Link secondary and postsecondary education • Provide experience in all aspects of an industry • Develop, improve, or expand technology • Provide professional development

  24. Uses of Funds – Local Requirements (cont.) • Develop and implement evaluations of programs • Initiate, improve, expand, & modernize programs • Provide activities of sufficient size and scope to be effective • Provide activities to prepare special populations for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations that lead to self-sufficiency

  25. Programs of Study • Incorporate and align secondary and post-secondary education • Include academic and CTE content in coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses • May include opportunity for students to acquire postsecondary credits

  26. Programs of Study (cont.) • Lead to industry-recognized credential or certificate at postsecondary level or associate or bachelor degree • Identify and address current or emerging occupational opportunities • Build on Tech Prep, career academies, career clusters, career pathways • State develops in consultation with schools

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