A New Direction for CTE Accountability and Evaluation

Publication Pradeep KotamrajuMarch 2010

Many of those working in the field of career and technical education (CTE) have continuously grappled with the need for a uniformly global set of information—a national-level database or, at minimum, a common, standardized set of definitions and measures—to meet CTE’s multiple needs, including accountability and evaluation, career guidance and program improvement. This article primarily focuses on data and CTE accountability and why these matter in the current policy context. It also describes the work currently being undertaken by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) and others toward establishing common data standards and a new direction for CTE accountability and evaluation that anticipates changes in federal policy.

Kotamraju, P. (2010). A new direction for CTE accountability and evaluation. Techniques, 85(3), 50-53.

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