CCCS maintains a single statewide CTE data collection system designed to serve the data reporting needs of CTE program approvals, the Colorado Vocational Act, and the Carl D. Perkins IV Act.
Student (VE-135) and active teacher (VE-130) data is collected on an annual basis and then aggregated to produce both internal and mandated external CTE accountability reports. Three of the main reporting sources built from the VE-135 include: the five-year trend reports, which are used as part of the CTE program renewal process; the annual CTA report is submitted each spring to the Colorado legislature, which consolidates the secondary CTE student data by program area; and the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) with performance metrics is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the end of each calendar year.
The importance of submitting and keeping both the VE-135 and the VE-130 information up to date is of great value to your institution, to Colorado, and to the nation for continued funding of CTE programs. The VE-135 enrollment and follow-up data affect CTA reimbursements, program renewals, and Perkins performance metrics.
Other accountability reports may be produced internally throughout the year from the VE-135 data in order to maintain as well as continually improve career and technical education in Colorado. ALL institutions with approved CTE programs are required to report the VE-135 and VE-130 data.
For more specific information regarding CTE accountability, please see the Administrator’s Handbook.