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ERIC Number: ED555559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 187
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
Florida Study of Career and Technical Education. Final Report
Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine
CNA Corporation
A key goal of the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV") is to ensure career and technical education (CTE) programs are widely available for preparing high school and college students for "high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions" ("Perkins IV," 2006, Sec. 2-1). A related goal is to support schools in overcoming "geographic and other barriers affecting rural students and special populations" (Sec. 135-c-10). "Perkins IV" goals also include developing programs of study incorporating "rigorous and challenging" academic skills as well as technical skills, and to link CTE programs at high schools and community colleges with bachelor's degree programs at four-year colleges. This study examines whether outcomes for CTE students--high school graduation, achievement levels, postsecondary enrollment, and employment and earnings--reflect a positive impact from CTE participation. This study uses data tracking virtually all Florida high students who entered grade 9 in 1996 as they progressed from high school to postsecondary education and the workforce through the end of 2007. The analysis examines differences between CTE concentrators and nonconcentrators who reached grade 12 for the following outcomes: (1) High school course taking, including the completion of an academic curriculum called the "New Basics" that is required for admission to public four-year colleges in Florida; (2) Transitions after high school to college or the workforce; (3) College course taking, including enrollment in and completion of CTE and remedial courses; (4) Attainment of postsecondary credentials (certificates or degrees); and (5) Employment and earnings after leaving school. The following appendices are included: (1) Replication of Tables Using an Alternate Definition of a Secondary CTE Concentrator; (2) Outcomes for Public School Students in the 1996 Florida Grade 9 Cohort; (3) Supplemental Tables; (4) Methodology and Results for Regression Models; and (5) Sensitivity Analyses for Post-School Earnings Regression Models.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: CNA Corporation
Identifiers - Location: Florida