Resources

  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This Advance CTE policy brief is designed to help states build better career pathways and offers promising practices for enhancing the career preparation ecosystem by leveraging labor market information (LMI) to align programs to high-skill, high-wage and in-demand occupations.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This Advance CTE report provides a 5-step framework to address equity gaps in work-based learning by building a statewide infrastructure that enables cross-agency collaboration and prioritizes relationship building, data and accountability, quality, and extending social and cultural capital.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This Urban Institute report presents data illustrating gaps in outcomes between learners of color and their White peers in online CTE postsecondary programs, identifies key challenges to improving outcomes for learners of color, and provides a framework for achieving those outcomes.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This first of its kind national research explores the role of area technical centers (ATCs) in the CTE delivery system and how states can leverage ATCs to meet postsecondary attainment goals and serve learners.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This resource identifies roles that the state can play in supporting credential transparency, an online system with uniform, trusted and timely information about credentials, competencies, quality, pathways and outcomes.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2021

This Policy Benchmark Tool is a comprehensive resource designed to assist state leaders in strengthening the quality and use of career readiness data. It provides a roadmap and tools for understanding the six elements of a high-quality career readiness data ecosystem. 

  • Case Study
February 2021

This case study is part of a series of case studies to support the Advance CTE Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool. Supporting element one, data is collected consistently and accurately, this case study examines how Texas reformed its process to identify concentrators.

  • Case Study
February 2021

This case study is part of a series of case studies to support the Advance CTE Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool. Supporting element two, protocols are in place to ensure effective data governance, this case study examines Maryland's data governance structure.