Data and Accountability

Resources on topics such as federal and state reporting and accountability systems, longitudinal data systems and return on investment

  • Case Study
January 2018

This paper from the Data Quality Campaign examines high quality, transparent cross-agency data governance structures from Kentucky, Maryland and Washington and summarizes lessons learned from each state in the initial development of their data governance bodies. 

  • Guide/Tool
January 2018

This brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum demonstrates how two federal laws, ESSA and IDEA, can promote the development of meaningful pathways to postsecondary opportunities by ensuring all students are college and career ready.

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This report from Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group examines Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see how states are taking advantage of key opportunities to support career readiness.

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This document describes how states are leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to advance career readiness, specifically looking at state activity related to long-term goals, accountability, Title II and Title IV.

  • Policy
December 2017

As part of an overall restructure of the state's school accountability report card, Ohio created a CTE-specific school report card, reporting on achievement, preparation for success, graduation rates and post-program outcomes. 

  • Guide/Tool
December 2017

This guide from CCRC examines how colleges can measure their success in serving and supporting transfer students and assess their current transfer partnerships with four-year colleges. 

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This policy brief from AEI aims to answer the question of how 2-year community colleges can offer more effective workforce training programs. The brief lays out a national landscape and provides an actionable plan for rethinking the mission of 2-year community colleges.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the Urban Institute examines policy strategies for promoting transitions to adulthood, higher education and the workforce in the Great Lakes Region. The paper describes how states can use CTE, work-based learning, labor market information and funding to support pathways.