Access and Equity

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

  • Guide/Tool
June 2015

This Lumina Foundation paper envisions a credentialing system that is easily understandable, assures quality, is up to date and enables comparisons, and explores key actions that federal, state, education, and research stakeholders are taking to improve the quality/validity of credentials.

  • 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.

  • Policy
January 2019

The Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (NDYTI) connects seventh and eighth graders to work-based learning opportunities in the manufacturing and information technology (IT) industries in Nebraska.

  • Research/ Report
October 2015

This national study from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) provides a national overview of how states and schools have designed and leveraged individualized learning plans, including state-specification information and resources.

  • Policy
June 2010

The Arkansas College and Career Coach program provides career counseling, financial guidance, and college and career supports to 7th-12th grade students in the state. The program reaches three out of every four students and has contributed to an increase in college-going rates. 

  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
April 2016

This study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute uses data from Arkansas to explore whether students benefit from Career Technical Education (CTE) coursework - and, more specifically, from focused sequences of CTE courses aligned to certain industries.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This toolkit from the Alliance for Excellent Education sets the table for expanding high-quality CTE programs by making a moral case, defining the core elements of CTE, and profiling local examples.

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