As part of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, states are required to submit data for federal core indicators of performance to the United States Department of Education/Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) via their Consolidated Annual Reports (CAR). Each applicant is required to meet state targets within 90 percent for each core indicator. Perkins core indicator data is provided for Texas public community, state and technical colleges by gender, ethnicity and special populations. Institutions are also required to assess their core indicator performance compared to state targets and outline strategies for improvement in the Perkins Basic Grant. Additional district-level and program-level data by institution can be found at Perkins Data Resources.