Career Technical Planning District Report Cards

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In Ohio, a Career-Technical Planning District (CTPD) is a local education agency configuration that meets the minimum requirements of law and subsequent standards to offer state-sanctioned career-technical programming. These districts play a crucial role in providing career and technical education (CTE) to students within their member districts. CTPDs serve as key partners in meeting Ohio’s vision for each student by focusing on career readiness and equitable outcomes for all students. They handle administrative duties related to CTE programs and ensure that students receive coherent and rigorous content aligned with academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. CTPDs collaborate with schools, educators, and industry partners to prepare students for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.

Ohio Revised Code 3302.033 requires the Department to create a report card for each Career-Technical Planning District.  The Department refers to these report cards as Career Technical Planning District Report Cards (CTPD).

Ohio’s Career Technical Planning District (CTPD) Report Cards provide essential insights into the performance of career-technical planning districts. Here’s an overview:
  • Purpose: CTPD Report Cards focus on career readiness and equitable outcomes for all students. They support Ohio’s vision for each student by examining key metrics of success.
  • Rating System: Starting from the 2022-2023 release, CTPD Report Cards use star ratings instead of letter grades.
  • Federal Reporting: The report cards also include federal reporting required by the federal Perkins V law.
  • Components: Schools and districts receive an overall rating and star ratings for four components:  AchievementGraduationCareer & Post-Secondary Readiness, and Post-Program Outcomes

While report cards provide essential data, visiting schools, talking to educators, parents, and students, and reviewing school or district webpages can provide a more complete picture.

For more detailed technical information, you can explore the Career Technical Planning District Technical Documentation below.

Overall and Component Ratings

The Career Technical Planning District (CTPD) Report Cards in Ohio provide a detailed assessment of the educational outcomes and readiness for future careers and post-secondary education for students. Here’s an overview of the Overall and Component Ratings:

  • Overall Rating: Reflects a comprehensive evaluation of the CTPD’s performance, transitioning from letter grades to a 1-5 star rating system, with half-star increments.

  • Component Ratings: The CTPD Report Card includes Achievement, Graduation, Career & Post Secondary Readiness, and Post-Program Outcomes. ​

    • Component Rating Technical Documentation
    • Overall Rating Technical Documentation
    • Deep Dive into the CTPD Overall Rating Calculation | Video

Career Tech Report Card Components

CTPD report cards are made up of four key components that are used to calculate the overall rating. Those components (Achievement, Graduation, Career & Post-Secondary Readiness, and Post-Program Outcomes) are explained in detail below the image. 

Figure 1. Components that make up
The Overall Rating for CTPD Report Cards

Visual of the overall ratings for CTPD schools


Evaluates the success of Career Technical Planning Districts (CTPD) in Ohio. The Technical Skill Attainment measure assesses students’ proficiency in career-technical education content through performance on aligned technical assessments or industry-recognized credentials. It includes participation rates and proficiency benchmarks to ensure alignment with students’ CTE pathways. The  Performance Index measure reflects academic achievement across various state tests. It accounts for all levels of student achievement and rewards districts for improving performance at both ends of the spectrum. The component uses a star rating system to convey results, with the Technical Skill Attainment contributing 80% and the Performance Index 20% to the overall rating. The document provides detailed calculations and rating scales for these measures.


Career & Post-Secondary Readiness

Evaluates key metrics of success for students in Ohio. The Career Readiness: Focuses on preparing students for future careers, ensuring equitable outcomes for all. The Post-Secondary Readiness assesses students’ preparedness for further education beyond high school. Includes career-tech and advanced coursework options, work-based learning, and industry-recognized credentials. This component is crucial for understanding how well CTPDs are equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge for their future endeavors.



Graduating students within a set timeframe.The 4-Year Graduation Rate measure calculates the percentage of CTE Concentrators who graduated within four years of starting the 9th grade, including summer graduates. The 5-Year Graduation Rate measure calculates the percentage of CTE Concentrators who graduated within five years of starting the 9th grade, including summer graduates. The 4-year rate contributes 60% and the 5-year rate contributes 40% to the Graduation Component Rating, which is then used to assign a star rating.

  • CTPD Graduation Component Technical Documentation  TBD
  • Deep Dive into the CTPD Graduation Calculation | Video  TBD

Post-Program Outcomes

Evaluates the success of students after completing their career-technical education. The Industry-Recognized Credentials measures the attainment of credentials that are valued in the industry. The Post-Program Outcomes assesses students’ status in employment, apprenticeships, or further education after leaving secondary education. This component is crucial for understanding the effectiveness of career-technical programs in preparing students for the workforce or further education.

  • CTPD Post-Program Outcomes Component Technical Documentation  TBD
  • Deep Dive into the CTPD Post-Program Outcomes Calculation | Video  TBD

Additional Data and Information

  • CTE Enrollment: The CTPD report card also includes a measure of enrollment for each CTPD. The Headcount of Students Participating in Career-Technical Courses measure reflects the number of students who were funded in a career-tech course aligned to a workforce development program with a curriculum code of VM, VN, VP, VT, or PS (Career-Tech College Credit Plus). The measure excludes Family & Consumer Science, Career-Based Intervention, Senior-Only Credential and V3 curriculum code courses.

Student counts are disaggregated by student subgroup and the CTPD member district that sent the student for their career-tech coursework. Since the district counts are based upon the district that sent the student for career-tech coursework, rather than educating district, Joint Vocational School Districts are not listed. In addition, any students who were sent by a district outside of the CTPD would be counted as sent by an “Other” district.

  • Joint Vocational School District Financial Data: Financial measures are available for Joint Vocational School Districts. These measures are only listed for JVSD-type Career-Technical Planning Districts. The financial measures provide information about spending on classroom instruction and comparisons to similarly sized JVSDs from the prior year. Additional information on the expenditure calculations can be found in the Expenditure Calculations and Rankings Technical Documentation

  • Federal Performance Indicators: Career-Technical Planning Districts (CTPD) are accountable to the United States Department of Education for nine indicators in relation to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

    • Federal Performance Indicators Technical Document

Additional Resources

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