Program Quality

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

  • Policy
October 2022

This brief provides framing and promising local and state practices to embed family engagement systems, structures, policies and processes to build the capacity to form trusting, deeper partnerships that are integrated into all aspects of improvement strategies for career pathways.

  • Research/ Report
August 2022

This report, supported by  JPMorgan Chase, examines how youth policy for CTE can be modernized to support learners beyond their K-12 educational careers.

  • Research/ Report
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.

  • Research/ Report
February 2022

This Field Guide provides colleges, higher education systems, and state education agencies with a start-to-finish process to guide their own competency-based education (CBE) planning efforts.

  • 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) 

  • 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.

  • 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.