Career/Vocational Technical Education

CTE-ART: Career Technical Education Analysis and Review Tools

Interactive CVTE Trend Tools: CVTE Population Trends & CVTE Performance Trends

To continue to improve equitable access to vocational technical education in Massachusetts and consistent with Perkins V (the federal vocational technical education statute), the Department Is working with vocational schools and programs to engage in a process of data inquiry. To assist with this, the Department (in collaboration with researchers at Vanderbilt University) has developed the following interactive CVTE data tools that compare student enrollment for several subgroups (including students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, students of color, English Learners, and gender) and performance data (attendance, discipline, and 8th grade MCAS score for incoming students) over multiple years to examine trends.

These comparative enrollment tools provide trend data for each vocational school, Gateway Cities in aggregate, and statewide, over the last several years for these subgroups. The interactive reports include graphs comparing incoming and attending students with incoming and attending students in a school's anchor municipalities (i.e., the municipalities that represent the largest share of enrolled students), as well as students in the catchment area or region.

Vocational technical school leaders and admission teams may use these reports to establish a common understanding of enrollment trends, inform collaboration with regional stakeholders, enhance recruitment and admission strategies, and thus better serve students across the Commonwealth.

Last Updated: September 8, 2021

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