The purpose of career-technical education (CTE) accountability is to assess the effectiveness of Ohio and local career-technical education providers and to optimize the return on investment of federal and state funds. Ohio’s CTE accountability system has four separate components:
- Secondary Workforce Development;
- Postsecondary/Adult Workforce Education;
- Postsecondary/Colleges; and
- Tech Prep.
Each component of the CTE accountability system has indicators of performance that align with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), as identified in the Ohio Five-Year (FY2009-2013) Plan for CTE.
CTE Accountability Systems At a Glance (PDF)
The CTE Accountability Briefs document (PDF, Revised 11/23/2012) contains an Accountability Brief for each of the four components noted above and addresses the following:
- Student definitions (students for which CTE is accountable);
- Indicators of Performance; and
- State Performance Targets (negotiated with the U.S. Department of Education).