As part of an overall restructure of the state's school accountability report card, Ohio created a CTE-specific school report card, reporting on achievement, preparation for success, graduation rates and post-program outcomes.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education created the position of state-level equity and diversity specialist in 2016 as part of its senior leadership team. The focus of this position is to provide diversity trainings in both the secondary and postsecondary systems.
To address the teacher shortage, the South Dakota State Board of Education changed administrative rules for Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher certification in November 2015, introducing more consistency and flexibility to the certification process.
This policy profile describes Delaware's CTE program of study approval policy. The policy was adopted in 2015 and provides two options for local education agencies: either adopting state-model programs of study or developing local programs of study that must be approved by the state.
Wisconsin's Academic and Career Planning (ACP) process helps students explore their interests and strengths, and then guides them through career exploration and planning, with regular check-ins throughout middle and high school.
CTE Digital is an online course catalog offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy that allows CTE students in Idaho to access high-quality instruction and integrate virtual learning into their programs of study.
In 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed H.B. 487 into law, which required schools in Ohio to provide CTE courses in seventh and eighth grades by the 2015-16 school year. Since then, Ohio has drastically increased access to middle school CTE programs for students.
Ohio's HB487 is an expansive education reform bill, addressing a wide array of topics including career guidance, expanding CTE in the middle grades, graduation requirements and industry-recognized credentials.