Resources

  • 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.

  • Research/ Report
May 2016

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.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2017

This tool from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) evaluates how far along postsecondary institutions are towards implementing the essential guided pathways practices at scale.

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This report from Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group examines Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see how states are taking advantage of key opportunities to support career readiness.

  • Case Study
April 2017

This 50-state scan from the National Skills Coalition examines policies in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., highlighting thirty-five states that have formal, paid work-based learning policies in place. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2015

This report by Achieve and Advance CTE lays out the leverage points between Career Technical Education (CTE) and Competency-Based Pathways (CBP) and provides guiding questions to help state and local leaders consider how CTE is, can and should be a part of their CBP strategies.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This report from the NASBE draws on findings from a cross-state Career Readiness Study Group to explore how state boards of education can expand and enhance career readiness efforts in their states.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
July 2017

This brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at AIR provides an overview of research related to early-college high schools to help states meet the evidence requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

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