Data and Accountability

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

  • Research/ Report
January 2017

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the fourth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions, governor-led initiatives and ballot measures in each state.

  • Research/ Report
November 2016

For the third year in a row, WDQC surveyed all fifty states and the District of Columbia to measure state progress against its 13-point workforce data blueprint. This report contains details about each state’s level of progress and examples of how states are implementing blueprint elements.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

WDQC released this toolkit to help policymakers and advocates implement the 13-point state blueprint for workforce data. It includes common challenges and legislative templates.

  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This paper from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation explores different approaches for measuring career readiness in state accountability systems and defines the role that employers can play in this process.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

The brief from Advance CTE, part of the "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, highlights examples from West Virginia, Tennessee and Massachusetts that demonstrate either a systems-level or student-level approach to measuring work-based learning activities.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This policy framework from the American Institutes of Research is designed to help states align their visions for college and career readiness with requirements and opportunities under ESSA.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This infographic, produced by the WDQC, identifies different sources of postsecondary, workforce and employment data that are commonly available in state longitudinal data systems across the country.