This report from the Administration for Children and Families examines the implementation and impacts of the I-BEST program at three colleges.
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Washington State’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program in Three Colleges: Implementation and Early Impact Report
Randomized controlled trials, or RCTs, are a rigorous research method for testing the impact of a program or policy. This video explains how researchers are using RCTs to determine what works in career and technical education.
This paper from Education Northwest examines the potential role that statewide longitudinal data systems can play in providing a more complete picture of education and workforce development for CTE researchers and stakeholders.
This Policy Impact Snapshot from Results for America and MDRC identifies the major categories of CTE currently available at the secondary and postsecondary levels and describes the research on whether these programs are achieving desired outcomes for students.
This research analyzes data obtained from a NAF program that sets out to transform the American high school experience. In this study, NAF's program career-themed curricula helps ensure students from 10 districts in the NAF network graduate high school and are prepared for college and careers.
This database provides a registry of causal inference studies in education and the social sciences. The database accommodates a range of study designs, and researchers are encouraged to register their studies.
This essay, which appeared in Dædalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, makes the case that there is considerable overlap between vocational (career and technical) and academic education in college and proposes a combined Gen-Tech framework. The authors consider available data and implications for both colleges and students.
This report, and companion infographic, highlights a Fordham Institute study that used Arkansas data to explore whether students benefit from CTE coursework—and, more specifically, from focused sequences of CTE courses aligned to certain industries.