Resources

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This Advance CTE report provides a 5-step framework to address equity gaps in work-based learning by building a statewide infrastructure that enables cross-agency collaboration and prioritizes relationship building, data and accountability, quality, and extending social and cultural capital.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2021

This practice guide developed by the What Works Clearinghouse describes postsecondary CTE interventions and provides recommendations for supporting occupational skills training through career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This policy brief from Credential Engine explores how full, open and transparent access to information about credentials and their value can be a crucial element of how states can work to dismantle inequitable systems.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This Urban Institute report presents data illustrating gaps in outcomes between learners of color and their White peers in online CTE postsecondary programs, identifies key challenges to improving outcomes for learners of color, and provides a framework for achieving those outcomes.

  • Research/ Report
March 2021

This report by Bellwether Education Partners and American Student Assistance provides a comprehensive assessment of work-based learning policies across the country.

  • 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.

  • 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 two, protocols are in place to ensure effective data governance, this case study examines Maryland's data governance structure.