Program Quality

Resources on topics such as program approval, accreditation, standards, programs of study, evaluation, personalized learning and academic-technical integration

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool offers a framework for states conducting a needs assessment to identify strengths and gaps that will inform a comprehensive, three-year career readiness action plan, based on the six major objectives of the New Skills for Youth initiative.

  • Research/ Report
June 2016

This report from CPE, the third installment in the "Path Least Taken" series, explores the social and economic benefits of a rigorous high school education.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This paper draws on lessons learned from a study of international education systems and identifies strategies that state legislators and education leaders can take to turn around education in their own states.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This toolkit from the Alliance for Excellent Education sets the table for expanding high-quality CTE programs by making a moral case, defining the core elements of CTE, and profiling local examples.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2016

This report from the SREB provides five actions for states and schools to help more young people learn computer science and explore and choose careers in computing fields.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2016

This tool, developed by the Tennessee Department of Education, can be used to evaluate the quality of career pathways. It includes quality criteria and examples of sample evidence.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • Case Study
December 2016

This report from America's Promise Alliance examines the role that relationship building plays in supporting students along their career pathways. The report examines four sites to determine common approaches and best practices. 

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