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2018-2019 Career Development Incentive Program & Matriculation Industry Credential Data Submission

The purpose of this document is to outline the requirements for districts, district charter school and Institute charter schools to participate in the Career Development Incentive Program and Matriculation credential submission.   Submission due date is June 20, 2019.

The Career Development Incentive Program (
HB16-1289) provides financial incentives for participating school districts and charter schools (both district and Institute authorized) that encourage high school students (grades 9-12) to complete qualified industry-recognized certificate programs, internships, residencies, construction pre-apprenticeship or  construction apprenticeship programs, or qualified Advanced Placement courses during the current school year.


Matriculation Rates are included as part of district and state accountability determinations.  Matriculation rates reflect the percentage of high school graduates that enroll in a career and technical education program, community college, or four-year institution of higher education during the summer or fall term immediately following graduation.  Earned industry credentials are collected via this submission and included within the calculated matriculation rates for districts and schools. Credit is awarded for graduates that receive a industry certificate during the current or prior academic years.  So, all certificates earned by graduating should be reported.


Please fill in all information request boxes, type your initials in each applicable Assurance box, and provide an electronic signature in the form below.

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Carefully read Appendix A and type your INITIALS  in each of the Assurance boxes for items #6 thru #10 (and #11 if applicable)
 

APPENDIX A

Career Development Incentive Program 

QUALIFIED PROGRAMS/COURSES

 

The standards that are set forth in each qualified program type defined by statute include:

  1. Qualified Industry-recognized Certificate Program - career and technical education program that results in an industry-recognized credential; with credits that apply to high school graduation (which may be earned through concurrent enrollment); and is designated as a qualified program by the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC).
  2. Qualified Residency program - provides students with a set of well-defined occupational skills and abilities by teaching both theoretical and practical concepts primarily through on-the-job training and related instruction; and ensures that students receive a form of compensation for the on-the-job training; and is designated as a qualified program by the CWDC.  Successful completion is determined by the residency program.
  3. Qualified Internship Program - is aligned with postsecondary education or employment opportunity; and employs a sufficient number of internship case managers to monitor student participation; and provides students with pre-internship training or coursework that is designed to prepare students for the internship; and implements adequate safety and supervisory safeguards for students participating in the internship; and is designated as a qualified program by the CWDC.  Successful completion is determined by the internship program.
  4. Construction industry Pre-apprenticeship Program —  program or set of strategies that: is designed to prepare students for careers in construction industry by facilitating the entry of students into a registered construction industry apprenticeship program; has a documented relationship with at least one apprenticeship program registered with U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and; meets the quality pre-apprenticeship program standards maintained by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor; students must complete program requirements with a passing grade; and be accepted into a construction industry apprenticeship program as a registered apprentice is designated as a qualified program by the CWDC.
  5. Construction industry Apprenticeship Program - must be registered with U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, and trains students for careers in the construction industry; students must be accepted as a registered apprentice in a construction industry apprenticeship program; and employed by a construction industry contractor. Is designated as a qualified program by the CWDC.                                                                                                                      
  6. Qualified Advanced Placement coursestudents must achieve a minimum score of 3 on the end-of-course examination in AP Computer Science A or AP Computer Science Principles which deliver a college-level curriculum, and award postsecondary course credit.
     
     

Reporting Requirements

On an annual basis, data may be submitted by Accountability contacts to CDE (via Syncplicity) using the provided data template.  

Prior to submission, a district designated contact should notify CDE of their intent to submit by completing the intent to participate form.  Failure to provide this message of intent and/or the posting of the flat file prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 20th will exclude the data from consideration.

Key Dates & Actions are as follows:

  • Submission Closes, June 20th by 5 p.m., all letters of intent and data files must be submitted for consideration prior to this time.

If a school district chooses not to participate in the  Career Development Incentive Program in any given year, but a charter mentioned data to the Department of Education on behalf of the participating charter school. The nonparticipating district shall distribute 100% of the program funds it receives on behalf of the students enrolled in the participating charter school to the appropriate charter school(s).

 

Districts/charter schools must collect and maintain student and LEP records applicable to the Career Development Incentive Program  including, but not limited to copies of industry credential, AP course exam scores, etc. These documents may be requested by the Colorado Department of Education as verification of student eligibility and/or confirmation of regulatory compliance.

Incentives Distribution

The Department of Education shall distribute each year’s appropriation in the following manner, assuming this program receives funding appropriation:

TIER 1:

$1,000 for each student reported by the district or charter school as having successfully earned an industry-recognized certificate by completing a qualified industry-recognized certificate program between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Should the annual appropriated amount be insufficient to fully fund the total number of reported students, the Department shall reduce the amount distributed to each district or charter school to the amount required to fund the total number of students reported in this tier, based on the percentage of the total that the district or charter requests.

 

TIER 2:

If money remains in the program appropriation each funding year after fully funding Tier 1 students, the Department shall distribute to each district or charter school $1,000 for each student reported as having successfully completed a qualified internship, residency or construction industry pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship program between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Should the annual appropriated amount be insufficient to fully fund the total number of reported students, the Department shall reduce the amount distributed to each district or charter school to the amount required to fund the total number of students reported in this tier, based on the percentage of the total that the district or charter requests.

 

TIER 3:

If money remains in the program appropriation each funding year after fully funding Tier 2 students, the Department shall distribute to each district or charter school $1,000 for each student reported as having received a minimum score of 3 on the end-of-course examination in AP Computer Science A or AP Computer Science Principles courses between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Should the annual appropriated amount be insufficient to fully fund the total number of reported students, the Department shall reduce the amount distributed to each district or charter school to the amount required to fund the total number of students reported in this tier, based on the percentage of the total that the district or charter requests.

 

FUNDING NOTE:  Each school district and the Charter School Institute that authorizes a charter school and acts as a fiscal agent shall forward 100% of the amount of program funds received on behalf of the students enrolled in the participating charter school to the appropriate charter school(s).

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