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Postsecondary Readiness

Measures of postsecondary readiness are intended to provide information on the share of Iowa high school graduates who have prepared for postsecondary education. Additional measures, including the Postsecondary Readiness Index, are available on the Iowa School Performance Profiles (ISPP) website. The ISPP houses Iowa's online public school report cards and contains a wide variety of K-12 outcomes data. More information can be found by clicking the data boxes above.

High School Graduate Enrollment and Awards

The Iowa Postsecondary Readiness Reports (PRR) contain information on postsecondary enrollment and awards for Iowa public high school graduates, both statewide and by high school. The data boxes above highlight some of the key outcome measures contained within these reports. The PRR is a collaborative effort between multiple partners and is a product of Iowa's Statewide Longitudinal Data System. More information can be found by clicking on the data boxes above. 

Perkins V Outcomes

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, commonly referred to as Perkins V, was signed into law on July 31, 2018. This federal law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, which provides almost $1.2 billion in federal support for career and technical education (CTE) programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories, including support for integrated career pathway programs for students. Iowa receives nearly $12 million annually in federal funds, divided between secondary and postsecondary CTE programs delivered through public school districts and community colleges.

Congress made accountability for results a central focus of Perkins V, setting out new performance requirements for States and local programs. These requirements were established to assess the effectiveness of the State in achieving statewide progress in career and technical education and to optimize the return on investment of Federal funds in career and technical education. Perkins Collaborative Resource Network.

Under Perkins V, states are required to report annually on core indicators of performance for both secondary and postsecondary. States are also required to report disaggregated data on the performance of students by race, ethnicity, gender and special population categories.

The "Iowa Perkins V & CTE Summary" dashboards cover information on secondary and community college performance accountability defined in the Federal Perkins V Act, as well as enrollment, both statewide and by district. The data boxes above highlight some of the key outcome measures contained within these reports.

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