Credentials and Assessments

Resources on topics such as industry-recognized credentials, technical skill assessments, capstone projects and postsecondary degrees and certificates

  • Case Study
October 2016

This policy brief from Advance CTE explores state strategies to build a credential validation system, highlighting promising practices from Florida, Kansas and Louisiana.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

This snapshot profile describes Tennessee's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative.

  • Research/ Report
December 2016

This study examines data from students enrolled in health CTE programs in California community colleges and finds higher wage outcomes for students who earn a health-related credential.

  • Policy
September 2018

Oklahoma’s statewide initiative, Launch Oklahoma, supports the goal of 70 percent of Oklahomans between the ages of 25-64 attaining a postsecondary degree, certificate or credential by 2025.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes Mississippi's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes New Jersey's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This policy brief from Higher Ed for Higher Standards identifies clear strategies for developing aligned K–12 and higher education goals and outlines how states can use those goals to drive strategic actions to support all youth on their path to attain a postsecondary credential of value.

  • Research/ Report
April 2017

This research study from the Community College Research Center estimates the number of stackable credentials earned in the U.S., classifying stackable credentials into three types: Progression, Supplemental and Independent. 

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