Program Quality

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

  • Guide/Tool
July 2015

This Advance CTE rubric is for local administrators to use as they assess the progress made on the implementation of the Career Clusters®.

  • 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. 

  • 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
January 2017

This toolkit from the Urban League of Louisiana and YouthForce NOLA provides ideas and strategies that schools can implement to strengthen their efforts to engage families as partners in schools’ career pathways programs of study. 

  • Research/ Report
February 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute makes the case for improving the labor market value of the liberal arts degree by mapping out high-earning occupations and the specific skills liberal arts students need to obtain to unlock those occupations.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2018

This guide from ExcelinEd outlines a three-phase audit process to address CTE program quality, alignment and overall effectiveness.

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from MDRC examines the reasons for the revival of CTE, policies that have fostered the growth of CTE, and the major types of CTE programs. 

  • Research/ Report
April 2018

This report from the National Center for Education Statistics provides nationally representative data on Career and Technical Education (CTE) program design and quality.

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