Evaluating CTE programs requires identifying a control group of students, or counterfactual. This paper from the CTE Research Network presents a series of case studies assessing the counterfactual for a selection of experimental and quasi-experimental CTE program evaluations.
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The network research team at MDRC is conducting a study testing the efficacy of two widely used technology-based career advising tools—Naviance and YouScience. This brief provides a high-level overview of the study.
This self-study guide helps educators at the state and local levels assess the implementation of their career readiness practices.
This report from RTI International provides the results of an evaluation of the New Skills for Youth (NSFY) initiative, including its effect on the development and growth of career pathways in 10 participating states and short-term student outcomes.
This report from MDRC discusses the outcomes experienced by students attending Career Academies.
CTEReady for Causal Research: A National Evaluability Assessment of Career and Technical Education Programs (Preliminary Report)
This report from the CTE Research Network Lead team provides preliminary results from an evaluability assessment of CTE programs.
This report from the Urban Institute discusses findings from a case study of Iowa’s efforts to expand the prevalence of apprenticeship programs for high school students.
Making Good on the Promise: Improving Equity and Access to High-Quality CTE for Youth and Young Adults in the Justice System
This brief from the Council of State Governments Justice Center and Advance CTE outlines policy recommendations for state CTE leaders to ensure that youth and young adults involved in the criminal justice system have access to quality CTE programs and opportunities for employment.