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 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.

  • 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.

  • Policy
July 2007

Washington’s Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) utilizes a point-based system to measure student progress and achievement and allocates state funds to institutions according to their performance. The objective is to prioritize student success over enrollment.

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

The Certification Data Exchange Project (CDEP) was launched in 2012 to provide a model for sharing industry-recognized credential data. This report from ACTE describes the project's goals, shares results and discusses lessons learned.

  • Research/ Report
May 2017

This report from the George Washington University Center on Education Policy (CEP) draws on information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to better understand the value of deeper learning competencies in the labor market. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from JFF, Lumina Foundation and Burning Glass Technologies examines the career advancement prospects of people entering middle-skill jobs.

  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This study by the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce examines state labor market trends to determine the requisite credentials for good jobs in different industries. The report provides a state-by-state analysis of the top industries and occupations for workers without a BA.

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines earnings across education level, program of study, and majors to recommend five considerations for students as they navigate the postsecondary system.

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