Using National Databases for Research on Career and Technical Education
National databases are useful, rich sources of information for education in general, but since they use comprehensive samples, they do not necessarily address the specific complexity of CTE. At the NRCCTE, we have been using NCES databases to build a new CTE taxonomy that relates CTE secondary course taking to occupational areas. The new taxonomy allows the Center to report more effectively on the engagement, achievement, and transition of CTE students.
Aliaga, O. A. (2011, July). Using national databases for research on career and technical education. Presentation made at the Stats-DC 2011 NCES Data Conference, Washington, DC.