2016 Data Quality Institute

Using Data to Assess CTE Student Outcomes

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) invites state secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) agency staff to attend the 2016 Data Quality Institute (DQI). The event will be held October 27–28 at the Maritime Institute, located just outside Baltimore, Maryland.

The reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) is anticipated to reinforce and extend federal expectations for state reporting on CTE student and program performance. Accordingly, the focus of the 2016 DQI—Using Data to Assess CTE Student Outcomes—is intended to support states in refining their CTE data systems to address federal and state reporting needs.

DQI sessions this year will be organized around three strands relating to data access, analytics, and communication—all of which are expected to play a critical role in assessing CTE student outcomes.

View session materials for the 2016 DQI »

If you have a specific topic that you would like to see covered at this year's event, please e-mail Olivia Rice at onix@rti.org.

More information about the event can be found below. For questions, please contact Jay Savage at Jay.Savage@ed.gov or 202-245-6612.


  • Participants will need to use their federal Perkins or state funds to attend.
  • There is no registration cost associated with the meeting. However, all individuals attending will need to compensate RTI for lunch and snacks ($15 per day).
  • Currently, states may register up to two individuals to attend. After September 1st, states may register additional individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis until the event attendance cap is reached. Hotel rooms subject to availability.
  • RTI secured a room block at the Maritime Institute for attendees for a rate of $139/night, which includes breakfast and dinner meal charges. Make your reservations early – this rate is only guaranteed through September 25th. See additional travel information below.

To book your room online, please click here. You can also call 410-859-5700 and ask for the reservation department. Let the agent know that you are with the DQI group to get the special rate of $139.00* per night, which includes breakfast and dinner meal charges (Breakdown: $114 for room, $10 for breakfast, and $15 for dinner). All participants must call by September 25, 2016 to get the group rate.

Check-In time is after 3:00pm on arrival day. Check-Out by 11:00 am on day of departure.

*Rates are per room, per night, plus 6% MD State Sales Tax and 7% County Tax (13% Total)


October 27-28, 2016


Jay Savage