Program Quality

Resources on topics such as program approval, accreditation, standards, programs of study, evaluation, personalized learning and academic-technical integration

  • Guide/Tool
July 2022

As state leaders work toward attainment goals, address crucial workforce shortages and seek to build inclusive economies that offer family-sustaining wages, CPL policy and practice should be invest

  • Policy
June 2022

This brief outlines the key barriers for English Learners (ELs) to access and succeed in high-quality CTE programs, and provides five recommendations to leverage federal and state resources to lower and remove these barriers.

  • Research/ Report
May 2022

Learners with disabilities stand to strongly benefit from participation in CTE when programs are designed to support their needs.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2022

As youth apprenticeship has gained traction across the United States, many programs have adopted the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) 

  • Policy
January 2022

This policy profile describes Massachusetts' Innovation Pathways, which are designed to cultivate partnerships with employers to give learners an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills in a chosen career pathway before graduating from high school.

  • Research/ Report
January 2022

This resource from Advance CTE is the fourth in a series of policy briefs centered on strengthening career pathways and offers promising practices for leveraging available federal, state and local funding sources through braiding.

  • Research/ Report
January 2022

This resource provides a set of recommendations for state leaders to consider as they support the CLNA going forward to ensure they continue to build on early CLNA success and drive quality and equity within their CTE systems and programs of study.

  • Research/ Report
October 2021

Based on an exploratory study at four such colleges, this report introduces a cross-sector pathways model and highlights emerging practices and strategies to strengthen ties between guided pathways