Graduation and Completion Requirements

Resources on topics such as competency-based education, multiple pathways, diplomas and endorsements and postsecondary admissions requirements

  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This report from iNACOL provides a vision and definition of educational equity and framework for personalized, competency-based education.

  • Policy
July 2014

Ohio's HB487 is an expansive education reform bill, addressing a wide array of topics including career guidance, expanding CTE in the middle grades, graduation requirements and industry-recognized credentials.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

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

  • Case Study
June 2015

This brief from Achieve highlights how Massachusetts promotes strong career-focused programming both in the career/vocational technical school system and in the education system more broadly.

  • Case Study
June 2015

This brief from Achieve profiles Ohio's success in transforming Career Technical Education (CTE) to better integrate academic and hands-on learning.

  • Policy
August 2018

Washington State created Direct Transfers Agreements across all public colleges. This guarantees that a student who obtains a DTA associate degree from a public community or technical college will have completed the core requirements of a public four-year institution.

  • Research/ Report
January 2015

Jointly authored by Advance CTE and the Association for Career Technical Education, this report provides a state-by-state review of policy changes impacting CTE during 2014 across the country.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Nevada's work in the New Skills for Youth initiative during the 2018 calendar year. 

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