TRAC Assistance

The Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) developed the Technical Review, Assistance, and Compliance (TRAC) process to meet state and federal requirements for monitoring subrecipients and to provide technical assistance to local district administrators, teachers, and other staff for continual improvement of state-approved career and technical education (CTE) programs.  The TRAC process is designed to:

  • Assure that local districts have expended state and federal funds appropriately and in compliance with laws, regulations and policies applicable to Carl D. Perkins federal funds and State School Aid Section 61a(1) funds
  • Review and verify accurate data collection and reporting which will result in consistent statewide data to be used for Core Performance Indicators (CPIs)
  • Analyze, identify, and change policies and activities that hinder program quality and student  achievement
  • Ensure that equal educational opportunities are provided to all students, including full opportunity to participate in programs, activities, and job opportunities and to benefit from services

The TRAC process also serves to identify local and regional strengths, best practices, and areas for program improvement and to facilitate communication and information exchange that will assist districts with such challenges as:

  • Improving program quality
  • Improving program linkages with state and national standards
  • Increasing support for other state initiatives
  • Expanding student opportunities to achieve national certification and credentials for CTE studies

Please see the links below for helpful documents: 

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