CTE Publications

ACTE regularly produces reports, briefs, fact sheets and other publications about CTE policy, research and practice.

Facts About CTE

  • Fact Sheets: These one-pagers include quick facts and research points about CTE.
  • Sector Sheets: Sector Sheets, sponsored by Pearson, describe CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce for high-growth, high-demand industries.
  • State Fact Sheets: These one-pagers describe the CTE system in each state.


High-quality CTE


Perkins V Implementation


Business Partnerships & Student Career Development


CTE Educator Pipeline


Federal and State Policy

  • CTE Policy Past, Present, and Future: Driving Forces Behind the Evolution of Federal Priorities (April 2017): This article uses a social policy analysis approach to trace the history of federal CTE policy throughout the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Through this overview, we demonstrate how federal CTE policy has repeatedly evolved and responded to changing economic and social needs, while also incorporating policy flexibility that has led to variation in program implementation on the state and local levels.
  • State Fact Sheets (March 2022): These printable one-page documents provide basics on your state’s CTE program, including funding, enrollment data, performance statistics and labor market alignment.
  • State Policies Impacting CTE: Year in Review: This publication, co-produced with Advance CTE, gives an overview and state-by-state summary of CTE-related policies enacted each year.


Additional Publications