Resources

  • Guide/Tool

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

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This report from Advance CTE examines the employer engagement landscape with a particular focus on the ways in which states can foster and sustain meaningful employer engagement to strengthen their CTE system for all students through policy and practice.

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This report, an update to the 2014 Making Career Readiness Count, from Achieve and Advance CTE, includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems, and highlights promising practices in several states.

  • Report/Case Study

This report from Advance CTE, in partnership with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR, draws on data from two national surveys to examine the shortage of industry experts in secondary classrooms and how to address it.

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This resource from the Education Commission of States (ECS) provides an overview of state policy trends in CTE for 2013, citing activity in areas such as blending learning opportunities, incentivizing industry credentials, expanding internships and formalizing governing structures.

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  • Guide/Tool

This guide from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) can help state leaders develop policies in support of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The guide includes areas of consideration, current strategies used by states to promote PLA, case studies and a sample state policy.

  • Report/Case Study
  • Guide/Tool

This paper from RTI International describes how performance-based funding systems can be incorporated into state education resources distribution formulas to allocate funding among local providers.

  • Report/Case Study

This report from Asia Society, Longview Foundation, ACTE and Advance CTE discusses the importance of including global skills and perspectives into high-quality CTE. It includes examples for educators and policymakers who wish to integrate global competencies into CTE classrooms.

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The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co