Program Quality

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

  • Guide/Tool
August 2015

This rubric from the Education Delivery Institute (EDI) is designed to assist states in understanding their capacity for effective policy implementation. The rubric can be a useful tool for supporting state-wide CTE delivery.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This Advance CTE resource examines Tennessee's statewide vision for work-based learning and identifies best practices. It includes resources, lessons learned and key questions for consideration for other states to use as they set their own vision for work-based learning programs and policies.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2015

This paper from RTI International draws on change management theory to provide a model for states to execute a comprehensive career pathways strategy.

  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This research study from the Urban Institute examines the impact of Accelerating Opportunity (AO), an initiative that enables learners to complete high school equivalency programs while simultaneously working toward an industry credential.

  • 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
May 2016

This tool, developed for the New Skills for Youth initiative, offers states a framework for building a three-year comprehensive career readiness action plan.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

This brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research explores the question of how states can ensure that CTE teachers can award academic credit to students for their classes. 

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