Mitigating Unanticipated Circumstances: Resetting Perkins V State Determined Performance Levels During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic introduced uncertainty into the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) performance accountability system. Under the “unanticipated circumstances” provision of Perkins V, the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education is allowing states to adjust their state determined performance levels (SDPLs) in light of the ongoing crisis.

This resource from Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education provides an overview of four steps states can take to decide whether and how they might revise their performance targets as a result of the pandemic: 

  1. Quantify the impact; 
  2. Explore options; 
  3. Revise targets; and
  4. Engage the public. 

This tool is designed for states that are considering resetting their Perkins V performance targets. 

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