Program Quality

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

  • Guide/Tool
April 2015

This report from the SREB describes eight actions states can take to build rigorous, relevant career pathways and double the number of young adults earning industry and postsecondary credentials.

  • Case Study
January 2015

This report from the Center on International Education Benchmarking examines China's approach to vocational education and training, highlighting promising examples and providing recommendations for enhancing the system to meet the needs of the future workforce. 

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be better utilized to respond to the skills gap and outlines seven recommendations to improve WIOA implementation. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

This brief from Jobs for the Future draws on early work from the Pathways to Prosperity Network to lay out policy and structural changes states should take into consideration as they build career pathways between secondary and postsecondary systems.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2018

This guide from the College Board and Advance CTE examines how specific AP courses can be embedded into or used to augment programs of study by Career Cluster.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2014

This framework was created by the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a partnership between CLASP and ten leading career pathways states. The framework is designed to support cross-sector development, implementation and improvement of career pathways systems at the state and local levels.

  • Policy
January 2013

 Idaho's Program Alignment Initative establishes statewide articulation agreements and aligns secondary and postsecondary learning outcomes in order to provide learners with a seamless transition from secondary into postsecondary.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2019

This guide from Advance CTE and the College Board examines how specific CLEP exams can be embedded into or used to augment programs of study by Career Cluster.

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