Career Technical Education (CTE) programs must be examined regularly to ensure that they are high quality. To help state leaders audit CTE programs for quality, this guide from ExcelinEd outlines a three-phase audit process to address CTE program quality, alignment and overall effectiveness. The guide argues that an effective CTE program audit consists of the following phases:
1. Planning and Prep: Establishing the audit rationale, priorities and program quality indicators;
2. Implementation: Identifying and collecting data for program quality indicators; and
3. Analysis and Next Steps: Translating audit results into action.