Post-Program Outcomes for Career Tech Schools

This shows the percent of students who are employed, in apprenticeships, in the military, or enrolled in postsecondary education or advanced training within six months of graduating high school.

A second ungraded measure reports information on industry-recognized credentials. Students must earn 12 points through an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials before they leave high school or in the six-month period after leaving school to be counted in this measure.

What is being graded?

Percent of graduates who are employed, in apprenticeships, in the military, or enrolled in postsecondary education or advanced training within six months after graduation.

What is being reported?

Percent of graduates who earn one or more credentials or certificates before graduation or within six months after graduation. There is currently no grade attached to the credentials measure.

Why is this important?

  • All graduates should move on to their next steps in higher education or jobs. 
  • Earning a credential or certificate ensures the student has an employable skill.

Questions to ask

  • Are students prepared for careers after graduation?
  • What learning and employment opportunities are students transitioning to after graduation?

How is the grade determined?

The Post-Program Placement Rate reflects the proportion of students who left school and, in the subsequent months after leaving, were employed, in the military, in apprenticeships or enrolled in postsecondary education or advanced training. Only students who responded to surveys six- to nine-months after leaving school are included in this rate. 

Score

Letter Grade

93% - 100% A
89% - 92.9% B
84% - 88.9% C
79% - 83.9% D
Less than 79% F


The Post-Program Outcomes grade also considers the proportion of student who completed their surveys. This is called the Status Known Rate. The Post-Program Outcomes grade is increased by one letter grade for Career-Technical Planning Districts with high Status Known Rates and decreased by one letter grade for Career-Technical Planning Districts with low Status Known Rates.

Status Known Rate

Effect

95% - 100% Letter grade increased one level.
85% - 94.9% No change to initial letter grade.
Less than 85% Letter grade decreased one level.

 

Last Modified: 9/10/2018 5:28:20 PM