Why must NYSED-Approved CTE Programs report CTE data?
CTE data is used by NYSED to inform program re-approval decisions, Perkins grant application review, and civil rights monitoring. All three of these are foundational to federally required reporting and administration of CTE programming in the state.
Changes were made for the 2019-20 reporting year to connect program approval and Perkins funding more directly. Since then, only NYSED-approved CTE programs have been required to report student level CTE data and only NYSED-approved programs can be supported with Perkins funds.
Additionally, the number of students receiving the CTE Technical Endorsement on their diploma can contribute to raising a district’s College, Career, and Civic Readiness Index rate.