This impact study from the Regional Educational Laboratory Central examined how completing a sequence of career and technical education (CTE) courses in high school affects Nebraska and South Dakota students' postsecondary outcomes.
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Beyond Traditional Academic Degrees: The Labor Market Returns to Occupational Credentials in the United States
This working paper provides causal estimates of the overall employment and wage returns to the two most common types of occupational credentials: licenses and certifications.
Career and Technical Education, Inclusion, and Postsecondary Outcomes for Students With Learning Disabilities
This report from the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) summarizes findings from a study in Washington State that investigated predictors of intermediate and postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities.
This brief from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) highlights ways in which new federal funding can best support community college workforce training. It describes the landscape of community college workforce education and presents evidence on the earnings and employment outcomes of students who earn workforce credentials.
What Works Clearinghouse Review of Bridging the School-to-Work Divide: Interim Implementation and Impact Findings from New York City’s P-TECH 9–14 Schools
A What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) review found that the interim causal study of the New York City P-TECH Grades 9–14 schools, conducted by the network's research team at MDRC, meets WWC standards without reservations.
CTEReady for Causal Research: A National Evaluability Assessment of Career and Technical Education Programs (Final Report)
This report from the CTE Research Network Lead team provides final results from an evaluability assessment of CTE programs.
Equity in Secondary Career and Technical Education in the United States: A Theoretical Framework and Systematic Literature Review
This journal article describes a literature review of trends in CTE research between 1998 and 2019 that used a novel equity framework to examine whether and how secondary CTE programs affect educational equity. Note that the article is behind a paywall.
This What Works Clearinghouse practice guide is designed to help administrators, staff, and faculty at community colleges effectively develop and implement career pathways or career technical education initiatives to improve students’ learning and labor market outcomes.