Program Quality

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

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
February 2019

This report from ExcelinEd examines states' current CTE funding structures and outlines five steps states can take to leverage the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and maximize the impact of their CTE funding.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2019

This guide from the College Board describes AP Seminar’s course contents and provides state, district, and student examples of how AP Seminar could be potentially embedded into a CTE program of study.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2011

This brief from ACTE reviews and summarizes extant research on Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) to demonstrate how they help learners build academic, employability and technical skills.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Tennessee's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative for the 2018 calendar year. 

  • Policy
January 2008

This policy profile describes the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania's Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) program, which was developed with employer input and aims to equip students with employability and soft skills necessary for a successful career after graduation.  

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

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

  • Research/ Report
May 2016

This report, an update to the 2014 Making Career Readiness Count from Achieve and Advance CTE, includes state-by-state information on how and which career-ready indicators states are including in their reporting and accountability systems.

  • Research/ Report
April 2016

This Education Trust report explores high school transcripts and finds that too many students leave high school with no clear path forward. The report identifies state and local levers, such as transcript analysis, credit policies and graduation requirements, to mitigate the challenge.

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