PEIMS has always been a challenge for CTE. One of the reasons is that the person responsible for PEIMS coding varies widely from district to district. The other reason is that many CTE teachers don't understand how PEIMS codes for CTE courses work and how they affect accountability.
CTE is one of four factors included in Performance Based Monitoring in our accountability system. The other three are special education, bilingual/ESL, and NCLB. There is often a misconception that these are separate groups of students. To the contrary, these are all the same students in many cases. A rating of 0, 1, 2, or 3 is assigned to each of these four groups based on the performance of those subgroups on the state assessment. For CTE, this includes students coded in PEIMS as a 2 or 3.
Snapshot date for PEIMS always occurs in late October. We encourage anyone involved with CTE to be aware of the snapshot date and the decision chart used to determine a student's CTE indicator code.
For questions regarding weighted funding and determination of CTE average daily attendance formulas, please refer to the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH)
Any course that is coded with a CTE PEIMS course code must be taught by a CTE teacher certified in that area according to the TEA certification chart. In addition, any CTE course that is awarded state graduation credit must be taught by a teacher who meets the definition of highly qualified as defined in No Child Left Behind. Please refer to the certification chart and NCLB Highly Qualified Guidance on the TEA website.