More and more researchers are investigating CTE implementation and outcomes, and they need the input of CTE professionals and students. Please see the ACTE Research and External Research tabs to learn more about opportunities to contribute and the Research Topics tab to learn more about ACTE’s research and data priorities.

If you have a CTE research opportunity to share, please contact ACTE Research Director Catherine Imperatore at

College & Career Planning Questionnaires

ACTE is continuing its partnership with myOptions® Encourage® (formerly myOptions) to bring you their College and Career Planning Program. This no-cost program helps you discover your students’ interests, future goals and postsecondary preferences.

As part of the program, your students can access Encourage, a free college and career planning app. This powerful tool allows them to explore and save majors and careers, see personalized college and scholarship matches, check out financial aid information, and manage bite-sized tasks that will help keep them on track for graduation and beyond.

Not only does this program help students and families, it also provides valuable data for educators and ACTE about students’ and teachers’ experiences with CTE.

To have the most impact, we need your help! We’re delivering packages to your school and would love it if your class would complete and return the short college and career planning forms included. It’s quick, easy, free and totally voluntary.

If you don’t receive a package or prefer to participate electronically, email with the subject “ACTE Form Package Request.” Our partners at myOptions Encourage will provide a link to the online planning form or send you a package of paper forms—whichever works best for you!

Learn more about myOptions Encourage here or check out the frequently asked questions.