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This Career Clusters Guide targets the career pathways needed to meet educational and employment goals. This guide, designed around career clusters and related pathways, portrays a common set of knowledge and skills required for career success in each career path, and help all students identify available career options.
A 1998 study on the, then, emerging vision for improvement in the achievement of high school students was examined through the analysis of a 5-year cycle. This 5-year period yielded strong returns and illustrated the great potential for student achievement in regard to advanced-level academic and technical concepts. Students in 1998, the 5th year of the analysis, showed a 15%-20% increase in student assessments for reading, mathematics, and science compared to those taken in 1993-94.
This study provides an overall estimated effect size of dropout prevention efforts on dropout and graduation rates and to provide estimated effect sizes of research-based strategies on these two outcome variables. More than 500 model dropout prevention programs were pared down to fewer than 30, and were self-reported from local education agencies, state education agencies, and national organizations that nominated their successful lighthouse programs to be included in the prestigious and user-friendly database. Over the most recent seven years, 42 states have, on average, increased their averaged freshman graduation rates by up to 2.4% per year.
U.S. adults ages 23 to 55 were surveyed about their perception of the value of higher education, the motivators and barriers for them to return to school, and the quality of online learning. Adult students are consistently overlooked in national conversations defining quality, accessibility, and success in a higher education environment. This data intends to promote better understanding of the new majority of college-going students, their perceptions of higher education, and the obstacles they must overcome in order to pursue a degree.
This Working Group Report, composed of program experts, addresses program quality and accountability, valuations for time and money utilized in programs, equity in and access to programming, and transparency around credit transfer. These topics addressed were identified as four factors essential to strong College Credit in High School programs.
The College Payoff uses in-depth data analysis to identify, illuminate and elucidate the ways in which education and earnings interact. This analysis provides a breakdown of the rules that shape education, occupational choices, and lifetime earnings, and examines industries and occupational choices and the ways in which education shapes career outlooks and earnings.
Through collaboration of numerous experts, the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) has published its meeting on the promotion of research in CTE. The TWG considered the CTE experiences of students from different economic and demographic backgrounds and students with disabilities, as well as the differing needs of CTE students at the secondary and postsecondary levels. TWG assessed new and promising trends in CTE, curricula/instructional practices that are in use but not supported by research, and what we need to know to better serve students from diverse backgrounds and students with disabilities.
This evaluation reviewed long term student outcome including the impact of poverty, language, and mobility on student performance. This evaluation addresses prospective changes to three key areas–access, administration, and accountability–to improve student achievement to improve student success and academic achievement for the long term.
This survey discusses the deficiencies in the workforce and various skills that stand in the way of hiring and retention. Recognizing both the necessary technical skills for job performance and “soft skills” for interpersonal and social success, business leaders across South Carolina discuss frequent deficiencies in soft skill development that hinder hiring.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) commissioned a five-year research study to determine whether Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) should be considered a promising college and career readiness practice. This report summarizes the findings, and two overarching patterns: (1) ILPs share a common set of characteristics, and (2) ILPs are increasingly understood to be the lynchpin linking the twin goals of college and career readiness.
This report assesses both the potential labor market disruptions from automation and some potential sources of new labor demand that will create jobs.
This report provided actionable recommendations addressing the needs of the Career Technical Education system, presented as the essential actions the state of New Mexico should take immediately. This report provides context for the recommendations of the SREB from the perspective of the state’s economic and labor market conditions, and offers recommendations on finding or creating synergies within the state’s workforce development system.
This case study discusses the current gap between occupational skills and skills attainment be student and the American workforce. This study seeks to address the changing job market and its impact upon education’s impact on job placement and occupational choice.
An article discussing companies’ interest in upskilling existing workers. This article discussed the business world’s efforts to lead its current employees to a more developed set of skills, and its desire to be on the frontlines of this ever-growing challenge.
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