Federal

  • 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
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.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This report from the NASBE draws on findings from a cross-state Career Readiness Study Group to explore how state boards of education can expand and enhance career readiness efforts in their states.

  • Research/ Report
October 2015

This national study from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) provides a national overview of how states and schools have designed and leveraged individualized learning plans, including state-specification information and resources.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2015

This Lumina Foundation paper envisions a credentialing system that is easily understandable, assures quality, is up to date and enables comparisons, and explores key actions that federal, state, education, and research stakeholders are taking to improve the quality/validity of credentials.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2015

This paper from RTI International describes how performance-based funding systems can be incorporated into state education resources distribution formulas to allocate funding among local providers.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

The report, published by the U.S. Department of Education, uses survey data collected from State CTE Directors to examine how state CTE funding is distributed to local secondary and postsecondary programs. States can use this resource to evaluate strategies and best practices

  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This report from New America argues that postsecondary institutions are not set up to support the practical needs of today's students and explores the relationship between federal policy and the skills gap while exposing critical policy gaps in the federal Higher Education Act.