Resources

  • Case Study
September 2016

This paper from Achieve draws on competency-based education programs in Colorado and Illinois to provide recommendations for states, covering issues such as assessments, accountability, educator engagement and capacity building, CTE integration and engagement of higher education

  • Case Study
October 2016

This report from AIR examines competency-based education models in six postsecondary institutions to determine if such programs improve quality, reduce costs, and expand student access and success. 

  • Policy
July 2018

Florida's comprehensive approach to program approval and articulation in postsecondary allows institutions to easily implement new programs, and allows learners to transition seamlessly through the career ladder. 

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This toolkit from the Alliance for Excellent Education sets the table for expanding high-quality CTE programs by making a moral case, defining the core elements of CTE, and profiling local examples.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of New York's WorkAdvance skills training program and provides replicable strategies to identify targeted industry sectors, align training with program need, and strengthen retention and advancement for program participants. 

  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This paper from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation explores different approaches for measuring career readiness in state accountability systems and defines the role that employers can play in this process.

  • Case Study
September 2016

This report by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities provides an overview of the MMSI program, which aims to address the STEM equity gap by strengthening the community college pipeline and fostering collaborations between community colleges and four-year institutions.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2017

This report, developed by the Workforce Information Advisory Council, identifies opportunities to strengthen systems of workforce and labor market information to help build the workforce, strengthen career pathways, and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce education and training programs.

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