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  • CTE Relevant, Effective and Rigorous, ACTE-NRCCUA Survey Finds

    ACTE is proud to announce results from its annual, nationwide survey of CTE students and educators, conducted in partnership with the National Research Center for College and University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®). Findings presented in CTE Works! 2013 Results from a National Survey demonstrate the effectiveness and relevancy of CTE for students, as well as CTE educators' dedication to integrating and aligning CTE with academics and with business and industry needs, despite stagnant funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:14 PM

  • Interim National Assessment of CTE Released

    The U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development recently released the interim National Assessment of Career and Technical Education (NACTE). The report focuses on participation, outcomes and international comparisons of secondary CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:21 PM

  • Congress Focuses on Postsecondary Education Data

    In recent weeks, there has been renewed attention on data related to students postsecondary and career success. There is a growing realization among policymakers that current postsecondary data systems, which nationally only collect information on first-time, full-time students, leave a large number of unanswered questions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:31 PM

  • Taking 2+ CTE Classes Reduces Dropout, Arizona Study Finds

    Taking two or more CTE courses is related to lower dropout rates in two Arizona districts, according to a report from the Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

    Posted by Brian Andsundry at 5/20/2013 2:15:02 PM

  • National Center for Innovation in CTE Launches Website

    The National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCICTE), the new Perkins-funded CTE research center, has launched its website at ctecenter.ed.gov. The website outlines the center's research priorities, includes a list of CTE resources and will house online training modules to provide guidance for translating the center's studies into practice at the college, district or school level.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/16/2013 3:26:30 PM

  • Online Resources Help Practitioners and the Public

    Several new online resources can help students, educators and policymakers track the return on investment of postsecondary education. The California Community Colleges' online scorecard features such metrics as remediation, persistence, completion and participation in CTE for each institution.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:29:00 PM

  • Deadline Extended for States to Apply for Certification Data Exchange Project

    We've extended the deadline to May 24, 2013 for states to apply to the second round of the Certification Data Exchange Project. This activity, supported by ACTE in cooperation with a number of national and state partners, is geared toward expanding and improving data exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/14/2013 12:53:59 PM

  • CTE Students Better Prepared for Teen Employment

    Recently the Commonwealth Corporation and the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets and Policy joined forces to try and understand the decline in teen employment in Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects. They found that part of the reason for this decline can be attributed to teens' poor interviewing skills and workplace behaviors--with the exception of CTE students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

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