• Guide/Tool
July 2014

This white paper from RTI International and Advance CTE lays out specific recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Education and future legislation from Congress can provide additional guidance to help Perkins grantees generate more valid, reliable and comparable state data.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
February 2018

This report from Advance CTE and the American School Counselor Association summarizes a national survey of State CTE Directors, State School Counseling Directors and school counselors to describe effective and promising strategies for career advising and development. 

  • Research/ Report
April 2017

This report from Advance CTE draws on national survey data to explore the attitudes of parents and students currently involved in CTE, as well as prospective  CTE parents and students, to better understand the promise and opportunity of CTE.

  • Research/ Report
January 2018

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the fifth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.


  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help state leaders reflect on the progress their states have made and where progress is most needed. 

  • Guide/Tool
July 2018

This report from Advance CTE outlines the steps that state leaders can take when making decisions to transform or phase out pathways that do not have market relevance.

  • Research/ Report
December 2014

This report from Advance CTE examines the employer engagement landscape with a particular focus on the ways in which states can foster and sustain meaningful employer engagement to strengthen their CTE system for all students through policy and practice.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2016

This resource from Advance CTE explores the major intersections between ESSA and Perkins and describes opportunities to align the two. Specifically, the guide examines standards alginment, accountability and integrating supports for educators, among others. 

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co