11.5.7 Credential Attainment Rate

Effective date: August 7, 2017 - February 25, 2019

Definition: The percentage of participants who obtain a recognized postsecondary credential during participation or within one year after exit from the program. Participants who receive a secondary school diploma or equivalent are successful if the participant was also employed or entered postsecondary education within a year of exit. See the Credential Policy section of this chapter for more information about what is a WIOA Performance Accountability System credential.

Methods for becoming successful in the Credential Attainment Rate

Figure 11.5.2: Post-Secondary Credential

Image shows the formula for calculating the credential attainment 
						rate for participants who obtain a post-secondary credential. The number of participants who obtain a recognized 
						postsecondary credential during participation or within one year after exit from the program is divided by the 
						number of participants in a postsecondary education or training program who exit during the report period.

Figure 11.5.3: Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent - Enter into Employment

Image shows the formula for calculating the credential attainment 
						rate for participants who obtain a secondary credential and enroll in postsecondary education program within one 
						year after exit is divided by the number of participants in secondary education or training program who exit during 
						the report period.

Figure 11.5.4: Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent - Enter into Post-Secondary Education

Image shows the formula for calculating the credential attainment 
						rate for participants who continue to post-secondary education. The number of participants who obtain a 
						secondary credential and are employed within 1 year after exit is divided by the number of participants in secondary 
						education or a training program who exit during the report period.

Participants Included in the Denominator:

Participants in any Title I program are included in the Credential Attainment Rate if the participant received training from any other WIOA core or partner program. For the Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs, training from other fund sources (including non-WIOA core or partner programs) must be reported in ASSET if there is evidence the Title I program supported, through financial, guidance or other means the participant's completion of that training. I.E. the participant's training was paid through a PELL Grant but career planning services were provided by the WIOA Program. The WIOA Youth program requires all training/education must be entered into ASSET regardless of fund source.

Participants with the following "Other Reasons for Exit" (Exclusions*) are not included in this indicator:

* See the exclusions portion of this chapter for definitions.