TRAC and CIP Self Review

​​​​​​​​​​​TRAC and CIP self review is the state system for monitoring career and technical education programs for compliance with state program criteria. The CIP self review is updated annually by the district or technical campus operating the program. TRAC is an on-site review of a sample of technical campus and local district programs conducted every five years by MDE staff. 

The purpose of the TRAC system is to meet state and federal requirements for a monitoring system and to provide technical assistance to local district administrators, teachers, and other staff for continual improvement of state approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Tech Prep programs. The Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) developed the Technical Review, Assistance, and Compliance (TRAC) onsite monitoring process to identify local and regional strengths, best practices, and areas for program improvement. TRAC is also intended to facilitate communication and information exchange that will assist districts with such challenges as: 

  • ​Improving program quality
  • Improving program linkage with state and national standards
  • Increasing support for other state initiatives
  • Expanding student opportunities to achieve national certification and credentials for CTE studies​

CIP Self Review

The documentation samples below have been provided as examples of what to use for your CIP Self-Review upload in Navigator. Also included are a CIP Self-Review overview document, instruction memo and a Navigator User Roles and Responsibilities document.

 CIP Self Review Sample Documentation