High-quality CTE Resources

ACTE has produced a number of resources to help CTE practitioners better understand and use the ACTE Quality CTE Program of Study FrameworkTM. In addition to the following ACTE-produced resources, visit the High-quality CTE Library for reports, research studies, toolkits, guides, frameworks, webinars, online courses and more from many other respected sources. For questions, please contact ACTE Research Director  Catherine Imperatore.

Click on the + next to each category below to explore online courses, publications and webinars about high-quality CTE.

High-quality CTE Online Courses

CTE Learn is ACTE’s online learning platform, offering continuing education credit courses and free resources for secondary and postsecondary CTE professionals. The High-quality CTE Course Series on CTE Learn discusses the framework criteria and provides practical strategies in applying the criteria. Each course focuses on a specific element of the framework and includes success stories and curated resources to help CTE practitioners enhance the quality of their CTE programs.

High-quality CTE Publications

The following publications describe the ACTE Quality CTE Program of Study FrameworkTM and explore ways to use the framework for program evaluation and improvement activities like the comprehensive local needs assessment.

The following one-pagers describe the overall framework and each element and their criteria from the ACTE Quality CTE Program of Study FrameworkTM, as well as outline how criteria from one element can add relevance to an assessment of progress on other elements.

High-quality CTE Webinars

These webinars, hosted by CTE practitioners from around the nation, dig into each element of high-quality CTE.