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 leaving high school. 

A second ungraded measure reports information on industry-recognized credential attainment. Students must earn either 12 points through an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials within a single career field or any industry-recognized credential within six months of leaving school to be counted in this measure. 

What is being graded?

Percent of career-technical education concentrators who left in the prior year who are employed, in apprenticeships, in the military, or enrolled in postsecondary education or advanced training within six months of leaving school.

What is being reported?

Percent of career-technical education concentrators who left in the prior year who earned any approved industry credential or 12 points or more in industry credentials within six months of leaving school. There currently is 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 and postsecondary education after high school?
  • 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 whose placement status is known 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 students whose placement status is known. 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: 9/13/2019 9:28:22 AM