Massachusetts

Mission

Shared Secondary/Postsecondary:

Mission: Massachusetts’ mission is to strengthen the Commonwealth's public education system so that every student understands the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, careers, and compete in the global economy.

Vision: Massachusetts’ vision is that every student enrolled in a career/vocational technical education program understands the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and is prepared to succeed in careers in the global economy and postsecondary education including registered apprenticeship programs.

Schools & Enrollment Data

Public High Schools
308
Public High Schools Offering Solely (or primarily) CTE Courses
39
Public High School Enrollment
290,502
High School CTE Enrollment
58,861
Public Community Colleges
17
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full+part-time)
93,046
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
59,291

CTE Funding

Perkins

Year 2011-12
Total Perkins Funds Received
$15,670,017
Percentage distributed to Secondary
73.41
Percentage distributed to Postsecondary
26.59

Non-Perkins

Year 2009-10 2011-12
State Secondary Funding
Stayed Same
Stayed Same
State Postsecondary Funding
NA
NA
Local Secondary Funding
Down
Down
Local Postsecondary Funding
NA
NA
Increased funding
Increased funding
Decreased funding
Decreased funding
Funding Maintained
Funding maintained
No information available
No information available

Perkins Accountability Indicators

Secondary Indicators (2007+) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Academic Skills - Reading/Language Arts
Met
Met
Met
Met
Academic Skills - Mathematics
Met
Met
Met
Met
Technical Skill Attainment
Blank
Did Not Meet
Met
Met
School Completion
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Student Graduation Rates
Met
Met
Met
Met
Placement
Blank
Met
Met
Did Not Meet
Nontraditional Participation
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Nontraditional Completion
Blank
Met
Met
Blank
Postsecondary Indicators (2007+) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Technical Skill Attainment
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Credential, Certificate or Degree
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Student Retention or Transfer
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Student Placement
Blank
Met
Met
Did Not Meet
Nontraditional Participation
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Nontraditional Completion
Blank
Met
Met
Met
Yes, the state met its goal
Yes, the state met its goal.
No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance
No, the state did not meet its adjusted level of performance.
Not available
In the "Secondary Indicators" table: the state does not offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and other credential (e.g., a skill certificate) or that data was not otherwise provided by the state. In the "Postsecondary Indicators" table: indicates that the state did not provide the data.
No data was provided
No data was provided.

Career Clusters & Programs of Study

Career Clusters

Massachusetts has modified the National Career Cluster Framework.

The Massachusetts Vocational Technical Frameworks were developed to include Career Cluster knowledge and skills and are organized by the following ten career clusters in order to provide instruction in broader, more durable and transferable knowledge and skills. Massachusetts plans to add Law and Public Safety as a Career Cluster:

• Agriculture and Natural Resources
• Arts and Communication Services
• Business and Consumer Services
• Construction
• Education
• Heath Services
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Information Technology Services
• Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
• Transportation

Programs of Study

Mid-level (making good progress, but still have a way to go)

Secondary to Postsecondary Transition

Massachusetts has statewide articulation agreements in the following clusters:

Adult CTE Education

Adult CTE Education is offered through the following institutions:

Model Programs

N/A

State Leadership

Perkins Eligible Agency: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Acting State Director
Mr. John Bynoe
Career/Vocational Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
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The data in the above chart was taken from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance (see below). The Consolidated Annual Report, or CAR, is a mandatory fiscal and accountability report submitted by each state to the U.S. Department of Education. It provides performance information on Perkins indicators. A red X means a state did not meet its adjusted level of performance and a green checkmark means that the state did meet its goal. A blue bar in the Secondary Indicators table means that the state does not offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and other credential (e.g., a skill certificate) or that the data was not otherwise provided by the state. A blue bar in the Postsecondary Indicators table indicates that the state did not provide data. CAR narratives for individual states are hyperlinked below.

Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Reports to Congress on State Performance State profiles for each of the core indicators (academic attainment, attainment of diplomas or degrees, placement and retention in further education or employment, and participation and completion of non-traditional training programs) for secondary and postsecondary programs. Also included are federal allocations, enrollment by gender, and a brief description of program improvement and data quality efforts for each state.

CAR Narratives for individual states