Program Quality

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

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2021

This resource serves as the primary evaluation and initial planning tool for state CTE leaders to implement the principles of Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education through self-assessment questions, sample implementation steps, and an action planning template.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2021

This toolkit provides state and local Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders with actionable resources, guidance and tools to ensure CTE learner voices are elevated and heard for the improvement of CTE policies and practices.

  • Research/ Report
May 2021

The Urban Institute in partnership with CTE CoLab engaged in a rapid-response survey to community and technical colleges to understand the acceleration of online CTE programs during the pandemic.

  • Research/ Report
April 2021

This resource discusses the new mechanisms in Perkins V to broaden and diversify the pipeline of prospective learners that enter secondary CTE programs by expanding CTE in the middle grades.

  • Case Study
December 2020

This case study by the Community College Resource Center examines how the Bronx Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, build on an existing initiative to scale the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to redesign the entire institution.