Resources

  • Case Study
September 2017

This profile from the Education Commission of the States summarizes state outcomes-based funding trends and describes states such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and Utah that adopted new funding models in 2016 and 2017. 

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

This research study examines coursetaking behavior for high school students and finds that CTE coursetaking in high school was associated with lower chances of dropout and increased chances of on-time graduation.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future profiles the design and implementation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused early college pathways in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from the National Skills Coalition identifies federal opportunities to support career pathways development, highlights promising practices from leading states and maps out a path forward for federal investments in career pathways.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2017

This resource from AIR and Texas A&M University provides a preliminary framework for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of postsecondary competency-based education programs. It proposes a series of metrics that can be used to evaluate quality at the program and systems level.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
September 2017

This report from the National Center for Innovation in Career Technical Education examines different state approaches to providing simulated work-based learning, creating a typology of different simulated experiences and profiling leading state examples. 

  • Case Study
September 2017

This report from the Community College Research Center examines the implementation of guided pathways in Ohio community colleges to identify innovations and share lessons learned with other states and institutions beginning the process of developing and implementing guided pathways.

  • Case Study
June 2017

This policy snapshot from the Education Commission of the States provides a summary of 2016 and 2017 state policies, including legislative activities, board policies and programs, related to competency-based education.

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