Resources

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May 2008

This brief summarizes findings from a 2007 ConnectEd study finding that students enrolled in California Partnership Academies programs had higher high school exit exam pass rates, higher completion of college entrance requirements and higher graduation rates. 

  • Guide/Tool
January 2011

This framework by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) provides guidance for CTE evaluators seeking to show the positive impact of CTE programs on the economy.

  • Research/ Report
June 2013

This report from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides state-by-state information on CTE teacher licensure policies, including certification routes, length of teacher certifications or renewal, professional development and recruitment for all 50 states and D.C.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
January 2013

This report from the Southern Regional Education Board presents key elements of a CTE teacher induction model and provides findings from a five-year field test.

  • Case Study
April 2015

This Advance CTE brief explores common approaches to offering or requiring CTE courses and assessments within a statewide set of graduation requirements, offers illustrative examples of state-level policies and elevates implementation issues for consideration.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2015

This facilitation guide from the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI) helps to map out a delivery chain for implementing delivery strategies in education. Examples in the facilitation guide can be easily adapted to fit the needs of a CTE administrator.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This policy brief from NASBE takes an introductory look at CTE policy across the states, highlighting opportunities in federal laws such as ESSA and Perkins, and providing examples of successful CTE programs in Kentucky, Tennessee and California.

  • Case Study
June 2016

Using the Nebraska Department of Education as a case study, this brief from RTI describes common challenges states face with collecting and disseminating CTE data.

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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