Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/330

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112 STAT. 3088 PUBLIC LAW 105-332—OCT. 31, 1998 "(A) STATE ADJUSTED LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE FOR CORE INDICATORS OF PERFORMANCE.— "(i) IN GENERAL.— Each eligible agency, with input from eligible recipients, shall establish in the State plan submitted under section 122, levels of performance for each of the core indicators of performance described in paragraph (2)(A) for vocational and technical education activities authorized under this title. The levels of performance established under this subparagraph shall, at a minimum— "(I) be expressed in a percentage or numerical form, so as to be objective, quantifiable, and measurable; and "(II) require the State to continually make progress toward improving the performance of vocational and technical education students. " (ii) IDENTIFICATION IN THE STATE PLAN.— Each eligible agency shall identify, in the State plan submitted under section 122, levels of performance for each of the core indicators of performance for the first 2 program years covered by the State plan. "(iii) AGREEMENT ON STATE ADJUSTED LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE FOR FIRST 2 YEARS.—The Secretary and each eligible agency shall reach agreement on the levels of performance for each of the core indicators of performance, for the first 2 program years covered by the State plan, taking into account the levels identified in the State plan under clause (ii) and the factors described in clause (vi). The levels of performance agreed to under this clause shall be considered to be the State adjusted level of performance for the State for such years and shall be incorporated into the State plan prior to the approval of such plan. "(iv) ROLE OF THE SECRETARY. —The role of the Secretary in the agreement described in clauses (iii) and (v) is limited to reaching agreement on the percentage or number of students who attain the State adjusted levels of performance. "(v) AGREEMENT ON STATE ADJUSTED LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE FOR 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH YEARS. —Prior to the third program year covered by the State plan, the Secretary and each eligible agency shall reach agreement on the State adjusted levels of performance for each of the core indicators of performance for the third, fourth, and fifth program years covered by the State plan, taking into account the factors described in clause (vi). The State adjusted levels of performance agreed to under this clause shall be considered to be the State adjusted levels of performance for the State for such years and shall be incorporated into the State plan. "(vi) FACTORS. — The agreement described in clause (iii) or (v) shall take into account— "(I) how the levels of performance involved compare with the State adjusted levels of performance established for other States taking into account factors including the characteristics of