Program Quality

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

  • Policy
June 2012

Nebraska’s reVISION program draws on state workforce data to help school districts evaluate and develop plans to improve their career preparation systems. ReVISION districts use these plans to phase out low-quality programs, develop new ones, and align standards with industry needs. 

  • 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.

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Burning Glass Technologies analyzes job postings and resumes to determine the impact of underemployment on workers.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2018

This report from Advance CTE explores state approaches to middle school CTE and career exploration and provides considerations for states when implementing or expanding middle school CTE.

  • Case Study
October 2012

This report from the CIEB is one of several case studies that examines international approaches to vocational education and training (VET). This report examines the VET system in Singapore.

  • 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.

  • Policy
May 2005

South Carolina’s Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), passed in 2005, requires every high school student to declare a "major" aligned with a Career Cluster, and every district to offer a standards-based academic curriculum organized around Career Clusters.

  • Policy
August 2012

Developed in partnership between OSPI, the Boeing Company and the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Core Plus is a two-year, industry-developed curriculum that helps students graduate with skills in the manufacturing and skilled trades. 

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