Resources

  • Report/Case Study
April 2015

This report from MDRC provides a brief history of CTE, examines common career pathway models to identify design principles, and charts a path forward for strengthening and expanding local career pathways.

  • Report/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.

  • Report/Case Study
October 2015

This national study from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) provides a national overview of how states and schools have designed and leveraged individualized learning plans, including state-specification information and resources.

  • Report/Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2016

This Advance CTE resource features state approaches to dismantling work-based learning’s legal barriers, including training teachers to understand legal, health and safety requirements and mitigating liability concerns for schools and employers, and offers guiding questions to state leaders.

  • Report/Case Study
April 2016

This Education Trust report explores high school transcripts and finds that too many students leave high school with no clear path forward. The report identifies state and local levers, such as transcript analysis, credit policies and graduation requirements - to mitigate the challenge.

  • Report/Case Study
April 2016

This study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute uses data from Arkansas to explore whether students benefit from Career Technical Education (CTE) coursework - and, more specifically, from focused sequences of CTE courses aligned to certain industries.

  • Report/Case Study
April 2016

This paper from the Learning Policy Institute proposes a new model for accountability under ESSA and offers three potential career readiness indicators, discussing strategies for collecting and presenting data in a way that supports continuous improvement.

  • Report/Case Study
March 2016

This report by the Manhattan Institute looks at the state of CTE in New York City, praising the success of New York City's instructional CTE programs and offering recommendations to further improve the quality and effectiveness of the system.

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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