Resources

  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This research brief from CAPSEE examines independent state evaluations of community college programs and finds higher earnings for individuals who complete associate degrees, particularly in vocational or health-related fields.

  • Research/ Report
May 2016

This report from Education Commission of the States and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems highlights how states have revisited their governance arrangements in response to changing conditions and expectations.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2014

This white paper from RTI International and Advance CTE lays out specific recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Education and future legislation from Congress can provide additional guidance to help Perkins grantees generate more valid, reliable and comparable state data.

  • Case Study
March 2018

This brief is the fourth, and final, installment in the CTE on the Frontier series. The brief explores one of the most pressing challenges rural schools and institutions face: strengthening the pipeline of qualified CTE teachers and faculty.

  • Research/ Report
December 2014

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.

  • Research/ Report
March 2018

This brief data point from the National Center for Education Statistics provides an overview of the percentage of adults in the labor force who have postsecondary degrees and other nondegree credentials such as postsecondary certificates, occupational certifications and licenses.

  • Research/ Report
April 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute draws on data from the US Department of Education's Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 to examine the noncognitive skills of CTE students.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This resource from ACTE provides a blueprint for designing and implementing high-quality programs of study. The framework can be used to evaluate and improve local programs of study.

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