Resources

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This resource from the Aspen Institute describes the key components of work-based learning (WBL) programs that predominantly serve young adults (16-24) of color in workforce development programming.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2021

This resource from Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education provides an overview of four steps states can take to decide whether and how they might revise their Perkins V performance targets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This paper, produced by Advance CTE, ACTE and ECS, is the eighth 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. 

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This resource identifies roles that the state can play in supporting credential transparency, an online system with uniform, trusted and timely information about credentials, competencies, quality, pathways and outcomes.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This first of its kind national research explores the role of area technical centers (ATCs) in the CTE delivery system and how states can leverage ATCs to meet postsecondary attainment goals and serve learners.

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) report provides state policymakers and advocates with an analysis of the various graduation pathways currently in effect. It also offers recommendations to help lawmakers and others focus graduation pathway policies on equity and excellence.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2021

This Policy Benchmark Tool is a comprehensive resource designed to assist state leaders in strengthening the quality and use of career readiness data. It provides a roadmap and tools for understanding the six elements of a high-quality career readiness data ecosystem. 

  • Case Study
February 2021

This case study is part of a series of case studies to support the Advance CTE Career Readiness Data Quality and Use Policy Benchmark Tool. Supporting element one, data is collected consistently and accurately, this case study examines how Texas reformed its process to identify concentrators.