Access and Equity

Resources on topics such as special populations, non-traditional students, delivery systems, infrastructure and zip code equity

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
July 2018

This resource from Third Way gives background information and data on equity gaps in higher education outcomes, and recommends a framework for subgroup accountability measures to be included in reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. 

  • Research/ Report
April 2019

This report draws on a national survey of State CTE Directors to examine how states are collecting and using career readiness data. 

  • Guide/Tool
June 2014

This framework was created by the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a partnership between CLASP and ten leading career pathways states. The framework is designed to support cross-sector development, implementation and improvement of career pathways systems at the state and local levels.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
January 2015

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.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Kentucky's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative for the 2018 calendar year. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the National Skills Coalition provides a roadmap of steps southern states may take to establish policies to close their skills gaps.

  • Research/ Report
April 2018

This report from the National Center for Education Statistics provides nationally representative data on Career and Technical Education (CTE) program design and quality.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This report from the College Board draws on a working group of experts to provide practical guidance for college credit in high school programs, focusing on program quality and accountability, value for time and dollars invested, equity and access, and transparency and credit transfer.

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