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  • Slipping PISA Scores Speak to Need for Applied Skills

    The United States has fallen farther behind its fellow OECD countries in the performance of 15-year-olds on reading, science and math assessments. American 15-year-olds ranked 17th in reading, 21st in science and 26th in mathematics among the 34 OECD countries in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:33:09 AM

  • Profiles in Competency-based Education

    The Center for American Progress defines competency-based education, and shares stories of students who have successfully pursued competency-based education, in a new publication.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:31:10 AM

  • Project-based Learning Supports Women in STEM

    A survey of alumni from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, which features a project-based curriculum, explored the long-term impacts of project-based learning. For each of the 39 impact areas assessed, women in particular reported that project-based learning had positively impacted their success. This adds to a growing body of research that project-based learning, a key component of CTE, may help to recruit and retain women into STEM fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:30:43 AM

  • Data Driven: Most CTE Students Pursue Postsecondary

    This month's entry in our Data Driven blog series focuses on the high percentage of CTE concentrators who pursue postsecondary education right after high school.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/26/2013 5:55:11 PM

  • Expanding Community College Measures of Success

    A new report from LearningWorks and WestEd explores the "skills-builder student" who enrolls in a limited number of community college courses, succeeds in coursework and exits before completing an educational credential, and suggests ways to broaden measures of community college success to include these students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:50:12 AM

  • Data for Action: More States Linking K-12 and Workforce Data

    More states are linking data across education and workforce systems, but there is room for further progress, according to the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2013 analysis of national and state progress on data effectiveness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:23 AM

  • Data Points to Shifts in CTE Coursetaking Patterns

    According to an analysis from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CTE coursetaking was on the decline from 1990 to 2009, while academic coursetaking increased. In addition, CTE coursetaking patterns shifted.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:29:38 PM

  • Research Round-up: Lost Associate Degrees, Manufacturing Certification Survey, Millennials in Crisis

    Today we bring you a round-up of recent publications that focus on credential attainment and upskilling.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:21 PM

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