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Perkins Core Indicators of Performance

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How to Use this Data Portal

This data portal is designed to assist colleges in developing and writing their Perkins local plan and budget for the upcoming program year.

Each college should assemble their chief academic officer, deans of career and technical education, faculty, and other support staff to examine and discuss these forensic data and develop a plan to address program improvement with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement.

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NCCCS Strategic Plan

This data portal was created to support the following from the NC Community College 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Goal 4. Advance organizational effectiveness, operations, and decision- making to support a cohesive system of nimble, empowered, and community- driven colleges.

Objective 4.2. Improve decision-making through increased access to comprehensive, timely, and quality data.

Strategy 4.2.1. Ensure that core data needs are identified, defined, governed, and accurately reported.

Strategy 4.2.2. Provide access to analytical and business intelligence tools needed to support timely reporting on student and institutional outcomes.

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The data and information on these pages are moving to the NCCCS Dashboards.


The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

This Postsecondary Perkins Data Portal shows CTE student performance towards the goals North Carolina created to implement the Perkins Act at the postsecondary level.

Each year the 58 community colleges negotiate with the State a level of performance, or goal for each of the three core indicators.

This data portal serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of the 58 community colleges in meeting their goals. Higher goals and increased performance lead the colleges toward continuous improvement.

The following four performance standards are included in Perkins V to allow states to identify gaps in performance and ensure continuous improvement.

Within this data portal, color indicates various levels of performance within each measure:

Performance that is more than 10% below the negotiated level of performance requires a Performance Improvement Plan for the following year.


Definitions for Perkins terms can be found here.


CTE Participants and CTE Concentrators over the Years

 Academic Year
CTE Participants 132,294 128,186 122,982 120,959 119,222 116,012 112,075
CTE Concentrators 76,026 74,292 71,770 69,543 68,264 66,972 65,544

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