CTE Concentrator: Career Education
Current as of the 2020-21 school year, a student is identified as a concentrator if they completed at least two CTE courses in a single career pathway throughout high school. Concentrator details for this student should be submitted in grades 11 and 12. Refer to the Perkins V CTE Concentrator guide for more information on the new definition and concentrator reporting requirements.
USES: The CTE Concentrator data collects more detailed information about the number of students on chosen path in a Career Education program course as part of the Accountability Consolidated Annual Report.
- Career Education FAQs & Use Cases: For more specific information and scenarios, see the Career Education FAQs & Use Cases page.
- What does a Career Pathway mean? Career pathways are a series of connected education, training, and support strategies aimed at helping students achieve their own definition of success. Providing career pathways for students means that education and training align with the needs of the local job market, provide a range of secondary and postsecondary options, result in a secondary high school diploma, and help students enter or advance within an occupation. Within the CTEERS business structure, a Career Pathway is defined as one of the nationally adopted 16 career clusters.
What if a student concentrates in more than one Career Pathway Type? If a student concentrates in more than one Career Pathway Type, submit only the Primary Concentration. Only one student CTE Program Association will be submitted to WISEdata, and details for the Primary Concentration will be used in reporting.
CTE Concentrator Program Submission: A CTE concentrator is submitted by sending in a Program Type and Program Name of Career and Technical Education and the elements that go along with it (IAC Code Type, Career Pathway Type (Cluster) and Program Areas Type).
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