Stay informed about coronavirus — COVID-19. Learn more

Career/Vocational Technical Education

Career/Vocational Technical Education Reporting & Data Resources

This page provides data and reporting resources for school districts and public two-year colleges offering career/vocational technical education programs overseen by the Office for College, Career, and Technical Education (OCCTE). Laws and regulations require districts, public two-year colleges and the state to assess the effectiveness of CVTE programs through the collection of student-level performance data, and to disaggregate it for populations of students and by program. These can be used to make progress toward improving student performance. This approach, which embodies critical thinking and lifelong learning, may lead to valuable changes at the individual, small group, and whole school or district-wide levels.

Download PDF Document
CVTE Outcomes across Massachusetts

Data Resources for Program Improvement:

Watch Video
Using DESE's CVTE Data Resources
Download PDF Document
Guide: Using Performance Outcomes to Improve CVTE Programming for Students
View HTML Page
School District Enrollment Data

Graduate Follow-up Survey Results

Student-level Collections & Reporting:

Secondary schools & districts:

Download Word Document
Start here: Instructions for School Districts in Reporting Student-Level Data for Career/Vocational Technical Education — Updated October 2019
View HTML Page
In secondary schools, many data are collected through the SIMS Data Collection

Secondary schools with either Chapter 74 Postsecondary programs or Postgraduate students in Chapter 74 Secondary programs can submit Postsecondary and Postgraduate Reports, due in November of each year:

View HTML Page
Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Postsecondary and Postgraduate Report Data Collection Memo — Updated August 2019
Download Excel Document
Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Postsecondary and Postgraduate Report — Updated April 2019

Postsecondary Institutions (including Collaboratives):

Pell Reports are due in December of each year:

Download Excel Document
Massachusetts Perkins IV CTE Pell Grant Report-Fall 2019 (Perkins V Transition Year)

Postsecondary reporting for Perkins due in June, 2020:

Download Word Document
Instructions for Perkins V Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Data Collection — "Report 2020"
Download Excel Document
Template for Perkins V Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Data Collection — "Report 2020"

Interested in a preview of future reporting?

Download Excel Document
See the draft Template for "Report 2021", due in Spring 2021


View External Link in new window
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP Codes): 2010 Edition
CTE Logo

Contact Us

Phone: (781) 338-3910
Fax: (781) 338-3950

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.