The Career and Technical Education Division has been working on new ways to keep Montana’s schools updated on how they measure up and one of the latest ways we are doing so is by adding a new tab called Report Cards on the Secondary CTE page of the OPI website.
If a school's score falls below the State minimum (Threshold Target) for three consecutive years, the Carl D. Perkins Federal Grant requires the school to develop an improvement plan to address how the school plans to increase their scores in the core indicator they missed. A Small Schools Exemption – ten (10) CTE Concentrators or less – unfortunately, cannot apply to Perkins Performance Indicators. All schools receiving Perkins, regardless of their CTE Concentrator total, are required to develop an improvement plan.
This Report Cards tab allows schools to view their schools '3-Year Report Card', their individual ‘Report Card’ as well as ‘Report Cards’ by Class Size and CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs). Each schools '3-Year Report Card' is broken down by performance indicators and includes visual graphs. Schools can also view the Montana State Report Card. The Report Cards are created from data collected from AIM. If your school is not listed in the ‘Individual School 3-year report card’, it is because the school has less than 10 CTE Concentrators in all 3 years.
The direct link to the Report Cards can be found here:
The Perkins Core Indicators, as well as explanations and Threshold Targets for each indicator, are available.
The state goals for each core indicator are determined by the United States Department of Education.
Schools receiving Carl D. Perkins funding, are required to meet at least 90 percent of the state adjusted
level of performance for any of the core indicators of performance.
If you have any questions about the report cards, please contact Christy Hendricks, CTE/Perkins Data
Control Specialist, at 406.444.9019 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.