Resources

  • Research/ Report
February 2021

This report from MDRC gauges community college leaders' perspectives on the recruitment, advising and supports for students in credit and noncredit programs. The report offers strategies for aligning recruitment and advising to support program entry and transition for learners.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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
January 2021

This report from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is organized around topics of importance to community colleges considering a stackable credentials approach to program design and provides information, examples and suggested resources.