Federal

  • Research/ Report
May 2016

This report, an update to the 2014 Making Career Readiness Count from Achieve and Advance CTE, includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2016

This resource from Advance CTE explores the major intersections between ESSA and Perkins and describes opportunities to align the two. Specifically, the guide examines standards alginment, accountability and integrating supports for educators, among others. 

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This cheat sheet is designed to help rural policymakers identify leverage points across federal education and workforce programs to support and expand access to high-quality rural CTE at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2014

This white paper from RTI International and Advance CTE lays out specific recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Education and future legislation from Congress can provide additional guidance to help Perkins grantees generate more valid, reliable and comparable state data.

  • 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
October 2013

This report from Advance CTE provides a national view on how states adopt, organize and implement CTE standards at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, comparing all state standards to a common benchmark, the Common Career Technical Core.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2015

This paper from RTI International draws on change management theory to provide a model for states to execute a comprehensive career pathways strategy.

  • Research/ Report
November 2015

In this report from New America, Mary Alice McCarthy examines the tradeoff between two- and four-year degree programs and the challenges to credit articulation that keep students from pursuing additional education.

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co