Expanding the evidence base for
career and technical education
Career and technical education (CTE) prepares students with academic, technical, and employability skills for success in the workplace and in further education. Most high school students take at least one CTE course, and postsecondary students commonly pursue credentials in CTE. However, more research is needed to understand the effects of CTE on student outcomes. The CTE Research Network seeks to meet this need by increasing the number of CTE impact studies and strengthening the capacity of the field to conduct and use rigorous CTE research.
This report describes differences in access to high school CTE programs in Connecticut and New York.
Network member Julie A. Edmunds provides an overview of the Equity Framework for CTE Research.
Network Co-PI Shaun M. Dougherty sheds light on what kinds of CTE programs show the most promise.
Learn how to document the resources needed to provide a range of CTE experiences for learners.
Hone your CTE research skills with our suite of essential resources, developed by researchers for researchers.
Become research-savvy with our new self-guided training modules for CTE practitioners and state agency staff.