Program Quality

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

  • Guide/Tool
January 2019

This resource from CLASP examines the definitions and relationship between career pathways and programs of study and provides recommendations to state CTE leaders to align programs of study and career pathways.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2018

This guide from the College Board and Advance CTE examines how specific AP courses can be embedded into or used to augment programs of study by Career Cluster.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores state approaches to middle school CTE and career exploration and provides considerations for states when implementing or expanding middle school CTE.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2018

This toolkit by ExcelinEd examines the opportunities, risks and challenges afforded by eight changes in Perkins V for states to consider to implement high-quality CTE programs.

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from MDRC examines the reasons for the revival of CTE, policies that have fostered the growth of CTE, and the major types of CTE programs. 

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be better utilized to respond to the skills gap and outlines seven recommendations to improve WIOA implementation. 

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from Education Commission of the States (ECS) outlines state-level policy components to ensure high-quality work-based learning opportunities for learners. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
August 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores how states can leverage program approval and program evaluation policies and processes to ensure postsecondary CTE program quality. The report examines state examples from California, Florida and Wisconsin.