Resources

  • Research/ Report
May 2016

This report, an update to the 2014 Making Career Readiness Count, from Achieve and Advance CTE, includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Guide/Tool
September 2017

This tool from Advance CTE lays out the non-negotiable elements of an effective policy for approving and evaluating CTE programs of study and offers an assessment rubric that state leaders can use to identify gaps in their current state policy and prioritize areas for improvement.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2015

This Lumina Foundation paper envisions a credentialing system that is easily understandable, assures quality, is up to date and enables comparisons, and explores key actions that federal, state, education, and research stakeholders are taking to improve the quality/validity of credentials.

  • Case Study
June 2015

This brief from Achieve demonstrates Ohio’s progress in developing strong policies for CTE programs to promote rigor, including college- and career-ready graduation requirements for all students, integrated pathways, partnerships with workforce partners, and clear reporting systems.

  • Case Study
June 2015

This brief from Achieve highlights Massachusetts' policies that promote strong programming both in the Career/Vocational Technical School system and in the education system more broadly.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2015

This facilitation guide from the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI) helps to map out a delivery chain for implementing delivery strategies in education. Examples in the facilitation guide can be easily adapted to fit the needs of a CTE administrator.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
May 2015

This report by Jobs for the Future offers strategies and case studies to address common employer concerns to providing meaningful work-based learning to high school students.

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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