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February 2014

This brief from the Center for Great Teachers & Leaders addresses policy gaps in developing and supporting CTE teachers by offering an overview of the current policy landscape, its implications for CTE teacher effectiveness, and next steps for creating aligned human capital policies.

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January 2014

This assessment review tool, developed by the Colorado Department of Education, is designed to help educators determine the validity and quality of potential assessments for measuring student academic growth.

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December 2013

This paper from Advance CTE explores the connection and overlap between CTE and STEM education. States can use this resource to help identify connections, to learn from other state strategies, and to develop their own strategies to connect STEM and CTE in their policy, practice and rhetoric.

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May 2013

This Advance CTE brief defines career academies, describes their history and outlines research supporting these dynamic institutions. National, state and local career academy-related efforts are highlighted.

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April 2013

This paper provides information on the history, benefits and cost effectiveness of area CTE centers, including several state examples. This is a useful resource for states that are looking to expand access to CTE in a cost-effective way.

  • Research/ Report
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January 2013

This report from the Southern Regional Education Board presents key elements of a CTE teacher induction model and provides findings from a five-year field test.

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May 2012

The Common Core State Standards offer an opportunity for education leaders to "bridge the divide" across disciplines, and provide a more rigorous and relevant learning experience for students. This report from Achieve provides key strategies for state and district leaders.

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January 2012

This report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) explores various approaches taken by states to award credit for academic content taught and mastered through CTE courses, as well as the policies states need to consider as they develop, validate and assess such CTE courses.