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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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