Program Quality

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

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report summarizes progress across all states toward writing, adopting and implementing statewide computer science standards. The report highlights best practices and identifies common challenges across the United States.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help local CTE leaders and practitioners understand how they can begin to implement the vision’s principles and actions. 

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help state leaders reflect on the progress their states have made and where progress is most needed. 

  • Research/ Report
May 2017

This report from the George Washington University Center on Education Policy (CEP) draws on information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to better understand the value of deeper learning competencies in the labor market. 

  • Guide/Tool
July 2017

This guidance document from Massachusetts summarizes the Commonwealth's High Quality College and Career Pathways (HQCCP) Innovation Pathways criteria and design principles.

  • Case Study
February 2017

This report, the second in a series from the America's Promise Alliance, explores four career pathways programs and examines the impact that relationship building plays on the development of risk-immersed youth.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
December 2013

This paper from Advance CTE explores the connection and overlap between CTE and STEM education. States can use this resource to help identify connections, to learn from other state strategies, and to develop their own strategies to connect STEM and CTE in their policy, practice and rhetoric.

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