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.
Massachusetts Pathways MapThis map highlights the Massachusetts high schools offering designated programs and pathways.
Policy Brief: Understanding Excess Demand for High-quality Career and Technical Education in Massachusetts
CVTE Outcomes across Massachusetts
Voc-Tech/Chapter 74 Admissions and Waitlist Collection Template, Spring 2021
CVTE Course Workbook (from Perkins V FY21 Application)
Interactive CVTE Trend Tools
Using DESE's CVTE Data Resources
Guide: Using Performance Outcomes to Improve CVTE Programming for Students
School District Enrollment Data
CVTE Enrollment Visuals
CVTE Perkins Core Indicators Visuals
Perkins V Manual — see Performance & Accountability
Planning for Success
Instructions for School Districts in Reporting Student-Level Data for Career/Vocational Technical Education
CVTE Data — Using Perkins Enrollment Reports
CVTE Data — Data Collection
CVTE Data — Using Perkins Indicators Reports
For a recording of these webinars, email Jennifer.E.Appleyard@mass.gov .
Secondary schools with either Chapter 74 Postsecondary programs or Postgraduate students in Chapter 74 Secondary programs can submit Postsecondary and Postgraduate Reports, due in October of each year:
Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Postsecondary and Postgraduate Report Data Collection Memo — Updated August 2019
Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Postsecondary and Postgraduate Report — Updated October 2020
Pell Reports are due in December of each year:
Massachusetts Perkins V CTE Pell Grant Report — Fall 2020
Postsecondary reporting for Perkins due in June, 2020:
Instructions for Perkins V Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Data Collection — "Report 2020"
Template for Perkins V Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Data Collection — "Report 2020"
Postsecondary reporting for Perkins due in May, 2021:
Template for Perkins V Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Data Collection — "Report 2021"
Report 2021 FAQ
Please refer to the Perkins Postsecondary Definitions for more.
Postsecondary Data Webinar: Report 2021 — March 2021
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP Codes): 2010 Edition
Last Updated: October 4, 2021
Liaisons to School Districts and Public Two-Year Colleges
VTE Educator Licensure
Phone: (781) 338-3910
Fax: (781) 338-3950
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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