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PUBLIC LAW 109–270—AUG. 12, 2006 ‘‘(B) shall disseminate State-by-State comparisons of the information; and ‘‘(C) shall provide the appropriate committees of Congress with copies of such reports.
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‘‘SEC. 114. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
‘‘(a) PROGRAM PERFORMANCE INFORMATION.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall collect performance information about, and report on, the condition of career and technical education and on the effectiveness of State and local programs, services, and activities carried out under this title in order to provide the Secretary and Congress, as well as Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies, with information relevant to improvement in the quality and effectiveness of career and technical education. The Secretary shall report annually to Congress on the Secretary’s aggregate analysis of performance information collected each year pursuant to this title, including an analysis of performance data regarding special populations. ‘‘(2) COMPATIBILITY.—The Secretary shall, to the extent feasible, ensure that the performance information system is compatible with other Federal information systems. ‘‘(3) ASSESSMENTS.—As a regular part of its assessments, the National Center for Education Statistics shall collect and report information on career and technical education for a nationally representative sample of students. Such assessment may include international comparisons in the aggregate. ‘‘(b) MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.— ‘‘(1) COLLECTION OF INFORMATION AT REASONABLE COST.— The Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to secure at reasonable cost the information required by this title. To ensure reasonable cost, the Secretary, in consultation with the National Center for Education Statistics, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, and an entity assisted under section 118 (if applicable), shall determine the methodology to be used and the frequency with which information is to be collected. ‘‘(2) COOPERATION OF STATES.—All eligible agencies receiving assistance under this Act shall cooperate with the Secretary in implementing the information systems developed pursuant to this Act. ‘‘(c) SINGLE PLAN FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DISSEMINATION, EVALUATION, AND ASSESSMENT.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, carry out research, development, dissemination, evaluation and assessment, capacity building, and technical assistance with regard to the career and technical education programs under this Act. The Secretary shall develop a single plan for such activities. ‘‘(2) PLAN.—Such plan shall— ‘‘(A) identify the career and technical education activities described in paragraph (1) that the Secretary will carry out under this section; ‘‘(B) describe how the Secretary will evaluate such career and technical education activities in accordance with subsection (d)(2); and