NJ SMART Education Data System

About CTE Submission

CTE Submission IconNJ SMART introduced the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Submission in the 2009-2010 School Year. The CTE Submission collects a set of data elements that provide a more comprehensive picture of students that are enrolled in CTE programs. The collection of this data at the student level allows for improved data quality and capacity for CTE administrators and stakeholders. CTE Submission eliminates the Vocational Education Data System (VEDS) collection.  The CTE Submission is required for all LEAs that have a Career and Technical Education program.

The most up to date versions of the CTE Handbook, supplemental resources, and file templates can be downloaded from the Documents for Downloads page.

Updates to CTE Submission

2012-2013 School Year:

New data elements were added to the CTE Submission.  NJ SMART began the collection of the new CTE Submission data elements, "Cumulative Days in Membership", "Cumulative Days Present", and "Cumulative Days Towards Truancy" for the June 28, 2013 CTE Submission.  These data elements are collected solely to track attendance for students who attend a vocational school on a shared time basis.

Key Dates

Please refer to the following dates for CTE Submission events. Remember, all submission data is erased at the close of Practice Periods or Local Data Mart deadlines in preparation for the Official Submission. Save a copy of your practice files.

  • April 20, 2015: Open: Practice CTE Submission
  • June 30, 2015: Close: Practice CTE Submission
  • July 6, 2015: Open: Official CTE Submission
  • August 3, 2015: Deadline: Official CTE Submission