Program Quality

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

  • Guide/Tool
August 2018

This guide from ExcelinEd outlines a three-phase audit process to address CTE program quality, alignment and overall effectiveness.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2018

This report from Advance CTE outlines the steps that state leaders can take when making decisions to transform or phase out pathways that do not have market relevance.

  • Research/ Report
July 2018

This report from Advance CTE, ASSM, CSSS and ITEAA outlines three principles and corresponding recommendations to drive and implement outstanding STEM education research and practices. 

  • Policy
July 2018

Florida's comprehensive approach to program approval and articulation in postsecondary allows institutions to easily implement new programs, and allows learners to transition seamlessly through the career ladder. 

  • Policy
July 2018

This policy profile describes the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania's Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) program, which was developed with employer input and aims to equip students with employability and soft skills necessary for a successful career after graduation.  

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the National Skills Coalition provides a roadmap of steps southern states may take to establish policies to close their skills gaps.

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Burning Glass Technologies analyzes job postings and resumes to determine the impact of underemployment on workers.

  • Policy
May 2018

 Idaho's Program Alignment Initative establishes statewide articulation agreements and aligns secondary and postsecondary learning outcomes in order to provide learners with a seamless transition from secondary into postsecondary.