How States are Making Career Readiness Count: A 2016 Update

This report is an update to Advance CTE and Achieve's 2014 report Making Career Readiness Count. The report was updated to include context from two significant events that are pushing states to take a closer look at their accountability systems: the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (now known as ESSA) and the launch of the New Skills for Youth initiative, a competitive grant program funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. that requires participating states to transform their systems to support high-quality career-focused education for all students. This new report includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems, and highlights promising practices in several states at the forefront of this work. It also raises some important areas for consideration as states begin or refine their focus on career readiness.

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May 2016
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