Program Quality

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

  • 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
August 2017

This brief from Advance CTE's CTE on the Frontier series describes how states like Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho and Mississippi are working to improve the quality of local career pathways to meet industry needs and expand opportunities for rural learners.

  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This paper from Jobs for the Future draws on interviews and site visits from California Career Pathways Trust grant recipients to identify common successes and challenges two years after the program was established by the California legislature. 

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future profiles the design and implementation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused early college pathways in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This guide offers a series of questions for state leaders to use as they reflect on current efforts to expand access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) and career-focused pathways and experiences in rural communities and to identify future opportunities and actions.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
February 2011

Pathways to Prosperity, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzed the reasons that America has failed to prepare so many of its youth, and suggests a national strategy that focuses on approaches beyond an academic, classroom-based education system.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the National Skills Coalition provides a roadmap of steps southern states may take to establish policies to close their skills gaps.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
May 2018

This executive summary provides an overview of the work New Skills for Youth states completed in 2017 and identifies common approaches these states took to transform their career readiness systems.

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