Data and Accountability

Resources on topics such as federal and state reporting and accountability systems, longitudinal data systems, return on investment and labor market information

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

WDQC released this toolkit to help policymakers and advocates implement the 13-point state blueprint for workforce data. It includes common challenges and legislative templates.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This report from ESG and CCSSO provides a roadmap for the measures states can use in an accountability system to support all students in achieving success after high school, as well as strategies for putting that accountability system into practice.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This infographic, produced by the WDQC, identifies different sources of postsecondary, workforce and employment data that are commonly available in state longitudinal data systems across the country. 

  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This paper from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation explores different approaches for measuring career readiness in state accountability systems and defines the role that employers can play in this process.

  • Research/ Report
March 2019

The third edition of Making Career Readiness Count examines how states are measuring college and career readiness in their state and federal accountability systems. According to the report, the number of states counting career readiness has more than doubled between 2014 and 2019.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2017

This report, developed by the Workforce Information Advisory Council, identifies opportunities to strengthen systems of workforce and labor market information to help build the workforce, strengthen career pathways, and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce education and training programs.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

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