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Castellano, Marisa; Sundell, Kirsten E.; Overman, Laura T.; Richardson, George B.; Stone, James R., III – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2014
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between participation in federally mandated college and career-preparatory programs--known as programs of study (POS)--and high school achievement outcomes. POS are an organized approach to college and career readiness that offer an aligned sequence of courses spanning secondary and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Career Readiness, Programs, College Readiness
Hammond, Cathy; Drew, Sam F.; Withington, Cairen; Griffith, Cathy; Swiger, Caroline M.; Mobley, Catherine; Sharp, Julia L.; Stringfield, Samuel C.; Stipanovic, Natalie; Daugherty, Lindsay – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This is the final technical report from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE's) five-year longitudinal study of South Carolina's Personal Pathway to Success initiative, which was authorized by the state's Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005. NRCCTE-affiliated researchers at the National…
Descriptors: State Policy, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Program Effectiveness
Hammond, Cathy; Drew, Sam F.; Withington, Cairen; Griffith, Cathy; Swiger, Caroline M.; Mobley, Catherine; Sharp, Julia L.; Stringfield, Samuel C.; Stipanovic, Natalie; Daugherty, Lindsay – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This executive summary outlines key findings from the final technical report of a five-year study of South Carolina's Personal Pathways to Success Initiative, which was authorized by the state's Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005. The Personal Pathways initiative is a K-16, career-focused school reform model intended to improve…
Descriptors: State Policy, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Program Effectiveness
Hammond, Cathy; Drew, Sam F.; Withington, Cairen; Griffith, Cathy; Swiger, Caroline M.; Mobley, Catherine; Sharp, Julia L.; Stringfield, Samuel C.; Stipanovic, Natalie; Daugherty, Lindsay – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This Technical Appendix discusses how researchers from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) conducted the five-year longitudinal study of South Carolina's Personal Pathway to Success initiative, which was authorized by the state's Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005, and how they defined and…
Descriptors: State Policy, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Program Effectiveness
Hammond, Cathy; Drew, Sam F.; Withington, Cairen; Griffith, Cathy; Swiger, Caroline M.; Mobley, Catherine; Sharp, Julia L.; Stringfield, Samuel C.; Stipanovic, Natalie; Daugherty, Lindsay – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This Technical Appendix is part of the report from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE's) five-year longitudinal study of South Carolina's Personal Pathway to Success initiative, which was authorized by the state's Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005. NRCCTE-affiliated researchers at the…
Descriptors: State Policy, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Program Effectiveness
Bottoms, Gene; Egelson, Paula; Sass, Heather; Uhn, John – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This report presents the results of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE's) five-year collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to develop an induction model for new career and technical education (CTE) teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that increases their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Vocational Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers
Bottoms, Gene; Egelson, Paula; Sass, Heather; Uhn, John – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This report presents the executive summary of the report of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE's) five-year collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to develop an induction model for new career and technical education (CTE) teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Vocational Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers
Bottoms, Gene; Egelson, Paula; Sass, Heather; Uhn, John – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This report presents the appendices to the report of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE's) five-year collaboration with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to develop an induction model for new career and technical education (CTE) teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that increases…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Vocational Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers
Pearson, Donna; Richardson, George B.; Sawyer, Jennifer M. – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This report contains the findings of the Oregon Applied Academics research and development project which spanned three academic years from 2010 through 2013. The overall purpose of the project was to develop and implement a technical math course that would meet graduation requirements and improve student performance. The State of Oregon has been…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Mathematics Instruction, Graduation Requirements
Bremer, Christine D.; Center, Bruce; Jang, Yoo Jeong; Opsal, Christen – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This study examined the relationship of community college programs and services to retention of students in four community colleges, with an emphasis on determining whether outcomes vary for students in occupational programs and how student characteristics moderate these effects, with the goal of determining what is correlated with success.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, College Students
Alfeld, Corinne; Bhattacharya, Sharika – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
The 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act required that all career technical education (CTE) programs offer secondary to postsecondary programs of study (POS), which integrate rigorous academics, offer dual enrollment options, and lead to an industry-recognized degree or credential. Focused on improving students' transition to…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, Dual Enrollment
Alfeld, Corinne; Charner, Ivan; Johnson, Lisa; Watts, Eric – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This report describes the Year 5 work of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE) Technical Assistance (TA) Academy. In 2011-2012, the TA plan carried out by FHI 360 on behalf of the NRCCTE focused on developing a conceptual base for work-based learning (WBL), a strategy that helps students apply academic and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workplace Learning, High School Students, Job Skills
Aliaga, Oscar A.; Kotamraju, Pradeep; Stone, James R., III – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2012
This study describes a typology that allows us to explore and analyze the career and technical education (CTE) credit-taking experience of all high school students, not just those traditionally considered CTE (or vocational) students. We argue that this new typology provides a better framework for understanding CTE than the more traditional…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, High School Students
Kotamraju, Pradeep; Mettille, John L., III – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2012
Career and technical education (CTE) is increasingly seen as a major potential contributor to the recovery of the U.S. economy. However, the effectiveness and impact of the current Carl D. Perkins Act (otherwise known as Perkins IV) that governs CTE are unclear. Is the federal investment in CTE paying off? To answer this, we need to establish the…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Cost Effectiveness
Hollenbeck, Kevin M. – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2011
In recent work, the author has estimated the rate of return for several workforce development programs in the State of Washington, including secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE; Hollenbeck, 2008). The returns are based on estimates of the net impact of CTE on individuals' labor market experiences and government income…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Technical EducationVocational Education
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