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ERIC Number: ED506046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Career and Technical Education: States Have Broad Flexibility in Implementing Perkins IV. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO-09-683
Scott, George A.
US Government Accountability Office
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) supports career and technical education (CTE) in high schools and postsecondary institutions, such as community colleges. Perkins IV established student performance measures at the secondary and postsecondary levels for state agencies, such as state educational agencies, and local recipients, such as school districts, eligible to receive funds. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined: (1) how states have implemented the Perkins IV performance measures and what, if any, challenges they have faced in implementing the measures; (2) to what extent the Department of Education (Education) has ensured that states are implementing the new performance measures and supported states in their efforts; and (3) what Education knows about the effectiveness of CTE programs. To collect national-level data, GAO surveyed state CTE directors in the 50 states and District of Columbia between January and April 2009, and received responses from all states and the District of Columbia. GAO provided a draft of this report and the electronic supplement to the Department of Education for review and comment. The Department provided technical comments on the report, which were incorporated as appropriate. Appended herein are the scope and methodology and GAO contact and staff acknowledgments. (Contains 4 tables, 5 figures, and 25 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Government Accountability Office