Program Quality

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This publication from Advance CTE sumamrizes work completed in Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. The document profiles significant achievements and lessons learned, drawing out strategies that other states can replicate.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

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

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Policy
July 2018

Florida's comprehensive approach to program approval and articulation in postsecondary allows institutions to easily implement new programs, and allows learners to transition seamlessly through the career ladder. 

  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

Advance CTE's comprehensive work-based learning guide provides key considerations and guiding questions to walk states through the steps of building and scaling a high-quality work-based learning system, drawing on high-quality programs and innovative strategies from across the U.S.

  • Policy
July 2013

The California Career Pathways Trust is a $500 million grant initiative to support and expand career pathways through regional consortia of school districts, charter schools, community colleges and businesses. This profile describes how the program was designed and implemented.

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