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
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.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2014

This assessment review tool, developed by the Colorado Department of Education, is designed to help educators determine the validity and quality of potential assessments for measuring student academic growth.

  • Research/ Report
June 2008

Career Academies, designed to provide academic and technical training around a career theme, are a widely-used approach for high school reform. This MDRC study evaluates Career Academies, describing how they influenced students’ labor market prospects and postsecondary education attainment.

  • Research/ Report
October 2013

This report from the Center on Education Policy describes how states are defining career readiness and which assessments states and districts are using to measure this attribute, based on a survey of State CTE Directors.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2015

This paper from RTI International describes how performance-based funding systems can be incorporated into state education resources distribution formulas to allocate funding among local providers.

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