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ERIC Number: ED593402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Carl Perkins IV State Report: Secondary Schools and Students, 2016-2017
Wyoming Department of Education
The Carl Perkins Act provides federal support for rigorous career and technical education (CTE) programs that provide students with knowledge and skills to keep the United States competitive. States are provided with funds which are in turn distributed to eligible recipients such as local educational agencies (LEAs) and postsecondary institutions. The funds are used to develop the academic and career technical education knowledge and skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs. In keeping with the evolving trends in career and technical education, the Perkins Act was revised in 2006. One of the notable provisions of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV) is the call for "programs of study." The law requires states to offer high school students a new kind of career and technical education that helps prepare them for both college and career, not just for success in entry-level occupations. In addition to the programs of study, the Perkins Act of 2006 has several other features that have significantly impacted state and local recipients of Perkins funds. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) an increased emphasis on local accountability; (2) changes to federal performance measures and definitions of student populations; (3) development and recognition of CTE Programs of Study; (4) an emphasis on increasing coordination between the different programs within CTE as well as integration with academics; and (5) focusing CTE so that students are being prepared for future employment in high-demand, high-skill, and/or high-wage jobs. This report presents data collected during the 2016-17 school year from Wyoming high schools. The information contained in this report illustrates how CTE programs are working in the state of Wyoming and also provides invaluable data to inform future planning. [For the previous report, "Carl Perkins IV State Report: Secondary Schools and Students, 2015-2016," see ED593400.]
Wyoming Department of Education. 2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050. Tel: 307-777-7690; Fax: 307-777-6234; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming