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Career 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.

Resources for Program Improvement

Cycle of Inquiry Resources

Graduate Follow-up Survey Results

Data for 2019 graduates were not collected by DESE due to the transition from Perkins IV to Perkins V.

Student-level Collections & Reporting

Secondary schools & districts

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:

Postsecondary Institutions (including Collaboratives)

Pell Reports are due in December of each year:

Postsecondary reporting for Perkins due in June, 2020:

Postsecondary reporting for Perkins due in May, 2021:

Postsecondary reporting for Perkins due in June, 2022:

Please refer to the Perkins Postsecondary Definitions for more.

Resources for Postsecondary Program Improvement


Last Updated: October 3, 2022

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