Program Quality

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

  • Policy
September 2017

This policy profile describes Delaware's CTE program of study approval policy. The policy was adopted in 2015 and provides two options for local education agencies: either adopting state-model programs of study or developing local programs of study that must be approved by the state.

  • Case Study
August 2017

This brief from Advance CTE's CTE on the Frontier series describes how states like Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho and Mississippi are working to improve the quality of local career pathways to meet industry needs and expand opportunities for rural learners.

  • Policy
July 2017

Developed in partnership between OSPI, the Boeing Company and the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Core Plus is a two-year, industry-developed curriculum that helps students graduate with skills in the manufacturing and skilled trades. 

  • Guide/Tool
July 2017

This guidance document from Massachusetts summarizes the Commonwealth's High Quality College and Career Pathways (HQCCP) Innovation Pathways criteria and design principles.

  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This research study from the Urban Institute examines the impact of Accelerating Opportunity (AO), an initiative that enables learners to complete high school equivalency programs while simultaneously working toward an industry credential.

  • Research/ Report
May 2017

This report from the George Washington University Center on Education Policy (CEP) draws on information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to better understand the value of deeper learning competencies in the labor market. 

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help state leaders reflect on the progress their states have made and where progress is most needed. 

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help local CTE leaders and practitioners understand how they can begin to implement the vision’s principles and actions.