The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) approves Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) that meet teacher licensing and other criteria. These programs are eligible to access federal Carl D. Perkins funds. Districts that accept these federal dollars must report enrollment and student proficiency for CTE courses and programs to the department.
Districts may submit data from June through September for the previous school year, using a Web-based application. The data becomes part of the federal Consolidated Annual Report that MDE must submit to the U.S. Department of Education. The Data Collection application is used to both submit data and retrieve reports. Data reports are made available to districts after the federal report is submitted and used for continuous program improvement.
> Enter the Carl Perkins Data Collection
SCHEDULE for FY 2012-13 DATA
Submission Period: May 15, 2013 – September 19, 2013
Reports Available: January 14, 2014 – March 20, 2014
The online data collection contains help files, report definitions, and instructions to help district staff navigate the system and accurately submit and retrieve CTE program information by district or consortia. Administrative options for account maintenance are also available.
Use the link below to request a new user account. Look for the “Request New or Change District Authorization” button. Your information will be sent to MDE for approval. If you already have a login, you may proceed directly to the online data collection. MDE will only approve one individual per district, for security purposes.
To access the rubrics used for program approval, the table of Career and Technical Education programs and licenses (also known as Table C) and the approvals database, select the Career and Technical Education Program Administration page link.