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1 1 Dennis Fiscus Arizona’s State Tech Prep Director NACTEI May 17, 2007 Savannah, GA Tech Prep- What does it mean under Perkins?? Presenter Dennis Fiscus

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4 4 Highlights of Changes Programs of Study ( Career Clusters/Pathways ) Keeping Separate Funding vs Consolidating Funding The Importance of Data Presentation Agenda

5 Perkins IV “What’s New?” Section 3 Def - Articulation Agreements Added to Sec 3 because agreements are in both Title I & Title II Agreement: Writing & requires approval by the lead sec & ps admin Rationale: Attention to policy issues Requires more than 2 instructors signing Title I must include articulation agreements Broader focus on 2-4 yr articulation (beyond TP)

6 Perkins IV “What’s New?” Programs of Study can link to & build on articulation agreements & TP. Program of Study requires a sec & PS sequence of non-duplicative instruction leading to a degree, certificate or credential. Scope of a Program of Study should be broader than a specific occupation.

7 ▪ Perkins IV “What’s New?” Greater coordination w/Basic State Grants (single plan) ▪ States have flexibility to combine either all, or portion, of their TP grant w/Basic State Grant ▪ Combined: treat as Basic State Grant Funds; Separate: Definitions, accountability for consortia ▪ Def: Sec & PS TP student ▪ Accountability Measures ▪ Additional content of TP program “coordinate activities conducted under title I” ▪ Revised components: contents of TP programs

8 Postsecondary Tech Prep Student A student who has completed SEC component of TP; and Has enrolled in PS component of a TP program at an institution of higher ed described in clause (i) or (ii) of section 203(a)(1)(B) Sec Tech Prep Student A student who has enrolled in 2 courses in the secondary education component of TP

9 Collect & report data on state & national level Consistent data collected for reporting purposes Reports program & student outcomes Identifies “indicators of performance” for accountability purposes Regardless if states combine “funds”, important to collect and report TP data Core Indicators of Performance

10 PERFORMANCE INDICATORS ▪ Number of secondary & PS TP students served. ▪ # and % of Sec TP students enrolled in TP who enroll in PS enroll in PS (same field/major) as sec ed TP students were enrolled at sec level complete a State or industry-recognize cert or licensure; successfully complete, as sec school student, courses that award PS credit at sec level enroll in remedial mathematics, writing, or reading courses upon entering PS

11 # and % of PS TP students who: Placed in related field of employment not > 12 mo after grad from TP program Complete State or industry cert or licensure Complete 2-yr deg or cert program within normal time Complete baccalaureate deg (normal time) PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

12 Eight Components for Content of TP Program ) Articulation 2) Appropriate Curriculum Design 3) Curr Dev 4) In-Service Teacher Trg 5) Counselor Trg 6) Equal Access for Special Pops 1) Articulation 2) Program of Study 3) Dev of TP Prog for Sec & PS 4) In-Service Prof Dev for Teachers, Faculty, & Adm 5) Prof Dev for Counselors 6) Equal Access to full range of Technical Preparation (including Apprenticeship) 7) Preparatory services that assist participants in TP 8) Coordinate w/Title 1 Activities

13 Reasons for Consolidation of Funds Administration One Less State Plan & Local Plan to develop and administer Accountability One accountability system and one set of performance indicators

14 Reasons… Consolidation Funding State admin & leadership funds in 1 larger budget reducing administration costs 85% pass through dollars would provide similar benefit to LEA’s & PS institutions

15 Reasons…Consolidation Maintaining Activities Activities funded w/TP funds under Perkins III can be supported w/Basic Grant funds in Perkins IV Local & PS institutions can support existing TP activities w/ Basic Grant funds

16 Reasons… Consolidation Articulation Agreements Def of term “articulation agreement”  Basic Grant Tech Prep’s success with articulation can be leveraged w/Basic Grant $

17 Benefits…Keeping TP Funding Separate Flexibility Tech Prep has the advantage of 3 types of flexibility: carryover, allocation, & formula. (See page 10 of Brustein’s book)

18 Benefits…Separate Momentum TP has established almost 1000 bridges (or connections) called “consortia” that bring sec, PS, & businesses together at local level. These 1000 bridges are made up of multiple linkages that make the partnerships work.

19 Benefits…Separate Accountability TP requires greater level of accountability than is required by Basic Grant. When the legislation was pending, all interested parties were committed to increased accountability to prove that certain strategies work. States need this info to increase efficiency of workforce & economic dev initiatives.

20 Benefits…Separate Preserving funding Before legislation was finalized, one of the main arguments in favor of keeping TP separate was that if TP loses its identity, the Perkins Act may be over $100 million smaller the next time it comes up for reauthorization. TRUE?

21 21 “ When people assume collective responsibility for achieving significant results... They understand the importance to collecting and using data.”

22 Why the Need to Collect & Report Tech Prep Data  Relevant info  stakeholders  Respond to concerns & issues raised by stakeholders  Respond to legislation: Sec.203 Indicators of Performance & Accountability  Use data  identify what is working & what needs improvement

23 Tech Prep Program Outcomes Data  Provides data for each of 8 Contents of TP Program required in state’s 5 yr plan  Often reports quantitative data  Typically does not report “student” data.

24 Tech Prep Student - Outcomes Data  Defined – Changes that occur w/students as result of participating in ed experience (e.g. Tech Prep)  Addresses Indicators of Performance and Accountability (Title II Tech Prep EdSec.203 Tech Prep Ed)  Provides data for accountability

25 What is the impact of the data related to your local/State Tech Prep goals? What is the impact of the data related to the Perkins core indicators? What does the data really tell us ? ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS: TECH PREP DATA--

26 Tech Prep progress since inception and the current results are viewed as strong nationally The strength of Tech Prep is one of the stated reasons for consolidation- let’s improve Perkins! What does that really tell us ? ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS: TECH PREP-what to do?

27 Numerous surveys in states revealed opposition to consolidation, but it occurred anyway. WHY???? The visibility of Tech Prep is one of the stated reasons for consolidation-let’s improve Perkins! Doesn’t that mean we have good brand recognition? ? ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS: TECH PREP-what to do?

28 Tech Prep is KNOWN to be rigorous. Tech Prep is recognized OUTSIDE of Education Consolidation could mean losing brand recognition Doesn’t that mean we have good brand recognition? ? ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS: TECH PREP-what to do?

29 Tech Prep is KNOWN to be relevant. Tech Prep is a method of working “outside the lines” for improvement! Because most programs in CTE are a part of Tech Prep, doesn’t that mean we should consolidate? ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS: TECH PREP-what to do?

30 Tech Prep is KNOWN to maximize effectiveness and efficiency Is consolidation just short sighted in order to try new things? Will it really be harder to collect the data? ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS: TECH PREP-what to do?

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32 Ten Reasons Why Tech Prep Should Remain a SEPARATE Funding Stream 1. Flexibility is lost when dollars are consolidated 2. No increase in State match – Consolidation will INCREASE the State match requirement 3. Tech Prep not subject to basic grant mandatory nine requirements

33 Ten Reasons Why Tech Prep Should Remain a SEPARATE Funding Stream 4. Every LEA and postsecondary institution must use Basic Grant dollars to evaluate funded activities. 5. Tech Prep funds not subject to rigid 5 % administration cap 6. Tech Prep performance indicators are determined by the State; not OVAE

34 Ten Reasons Why Tech Prep Should Remain a SEPARATE Funding Stream 7. No sanctions will be placed on Tech Prep by OVAE but can be levied towards the basic grant 8. Tech Prep is the bridge between secondary and postsecondary education

35 Ten Reasons Why Tech Prep Should Remain a SEPARATE Funding Stream 9. Consolidation of funds will probably lead to a $106 million dollar loss in Perkins funding 10. Consolidated funds will still REQUIRE two fiscal reports; one onTech Prep dollars and one for Basic Grant dollars. Consolidation makes this reporting more difficult

36 Ten Reasons Why Tech Prep Should Remain a SEPARATE Funding Stream 1. Flexibility is lost when dollars are consolidated 2. No increase in State match – Consolidation will INCREASE the State match requirement 3. Tech Prep not subject to basic grant mandatory nine requirements 4. Every LEA and postsecondary institution must use Basic Grant dollars to evaluate funded activities. 5. Tech Prep funds not subject to rigid 5 % administration cap 6. Tech Prep performance indicators are determined by the State; not OVAE 7. No sanctions will be placed on Tech Prep by OVAE but can be levied towards the basic grant 8. Tech Prep is the bridge between secondary and postsecondary education 9. Consolidation of funds will probably lead to a $106 million dollar loss in Perkins funding 10. Consolidated funds will still REQUIRE two fiscal reports; one foron Tech Prep dollars and one for Basic Grant dollars. Consolidation makes this reporting more difficult

37 37 Tech Prep Brand Tech Prep is still becoming It has been around FEW enough years to be fresh It is also been around long enough to have connections deep into stakeholders It is not anchored broadly enough to withstand consolidation

38 38 Tech Prep Brand Is it still Tech Prep if you don’t call it that? Aren’t we starting over in consolidation? Aren’t we starting over by giving up the name? How many times have we have a Career Pathway, Career Cluster, or a Career Preparation model? Has any of it lasted?

39 39 Three Biggest Challenges Facing Your Community Data Collection Collaboration Knowledge of Tech Prep Value

40 40 Tech Prep: We’re Perkins PLUS !!!

41 41 Presenter Dennis Fiscus NATPL President Elect Arizona State Tech Prep Director Arizona Department of Education 1535 W. Jefferson Phoenix, AZ

42 DISCUSSION Questions?


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