Issues that had to be addressed by each state included: * Whether or not to use the student definitions proposed by the Deparment in non-regulatory guidance. * How the state would work with locals to set the new local performance levels. * How to align data collection with NCLB in a manner that accurately reflected the performance of CTE students. * How the state would measure student attainment of technical skills in a valid and reliable way. * How to set performance goals for each of the new measures. Tennessee has proposed an electronic student competency system to measure technical skill attainment, with scoring rubrics, enhanced professional development in use of the system, and a new monitoring process to ensure reliability.