CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is taking public comment on proposed performance assessment targets for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Perkins V (five) provides federal funding for secondary and postsecondary career and technical education in Wyoming. The 2019-20 federal award to Wyoming is $5,037,372.
In order to receive these funds, Wyoming must submit a plan for Wyoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the next four years, which includes these statewide performance assessment targets. The Perkins V State Advisory Council of stakeholders was formed to propose guidelines and performance assessment targets for school districts and community colleges receiving Perkins funds in order to provide student learners with high quality educational and work-based learning opportunities.
The federally-required indicators below refer to measurements that WDE will use annually to evaluate whether CTE goals have been met statewide. In setting the proposed performance assessment targets, the Perkins V State Advisory Council used historical data and federal guidelines. By federal definition, secondary concentrators are students who have completed two courses in a career program of study and postsecondary concentrators are students who have completed 12 credit hours in a career program of study or an industry credential.
Public comment will be taken until November 8, 2019. Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:
Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Dr. Michelle Aldrich
122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Please specify which target you are commenting upon by referencing its indicator number.
Perkins V was signed into law in July of 2018. Wyoming’s one-year transition plan was approved in July of 2019. States must submit their full plan for Perkins V by April 15, 2020. More information on Wyoming CTE and Perkins V is available here.
Michelle Panos, Communications Director