State Policies Impacting CTE: 2022 Year in Review

This paper, produced by Advance CTE, ACTE and ECS, is the ninth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.


State Policies Impacting CTE: 2022 Year in Review

Over the year, Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) tracked state activity, cataloged final state policy actions, and categorized trends based on the policy areas of focus and today, published State Policies Impacting CTE: 2022 Year in Review. This year’s report provides an analysis that spans 37 states that enacted 123 policies. All policies that were passed in 2022 affected the secondary education, postsecondary education, adult education and/or workforce systems. The policy areas that states focused on in 2022 were similar to previous years with industry-recognized credentials now one of the top five key policy areas. Top Five Policy Trends in 2022:

  • Industry partnerships and work-based learning
  • Funding
  • Access and equity
  • Data, reporting and/or accountability
  • Industry-recognized credentials

In addition to the report, you can access an expanded state policy tracker of final legislative, budget, and executive actions connected to CTE since 2013.

View the State Policies Impacting CTE: Year in Review series page.

Submit a resource or resource edit to the Learning that Works Resource Center