Resources

  • Policy
June 2016

In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Education began a three-phase process to revise and align CTE programs of study with industry and postsecondary opportunities and develop an assessment system to evaluate student mastery. This profile describes Tennessee's approach to standards revision.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This policy brief from NASBE takes an introductory look at CTE policy across the states, highlighting opportunities in federal laws such as ESSA and Perkins, and providing examples of successful CTE programs in Kentucky, Tennessee and California.

  • Policy
June 2016

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.

  • Policy
June 2016

South Carolina’s Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), passed in 2005, requires every high school student to declare a "major" aligned with a Career Cluster, and every district to offer a standards-based academic curriculum organized around Career Clusters.

  • Research/ Report
June 2016

This report from CPE, the third installment in the "Path Least Taken" series, explores the social and economic benefits of a rigorous high school education.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool offers a framework for states conducting a needs assessment to identify strengths and gaps that will inform a comprehensive, three-year career readiness action plan, based on the six major objectives of the New Skills for Youth initiative.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool, developed for the New Skills for Youth initiative, offers states a framework for building a three-year comprehensive career readiness action plan.

  • Case Study
May 2016

This policy brief from Higher Ed for Higher Standards explores strategies states are using to identify students who are at risk of needing remedial education and prepare them for success upon graduation.