Research

Research that Makes a Difference

Our research focuses on urgent CTE issues including the nation’s higher education system, recovering economy, and evolving labor market.

Current Studies

NRCCTE research addresses such topics as programs of study/career pathways, curriculum integration of CTE and academic content knowledge and skills, postsecondary student retention and completion, and professional development for educators.

This longitudinal, field-based study of programs of study (POS)/career pathways...

As programs of study (POS)/career pathways are relatively new, in...

The NRCCTE’s Math-in-CTE research study used group randomization techniques to...

Improving comprehension skills is vital to building cognitive skills. Reading...

Secondary Data Analyses

Using Data to Explore the Impact of CTE

Using data from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) restricted-use datasets, the NRCCTE performs secondary data analyses on questions of vital import to the field of CTE, including exploring the impact of CTE credit-taking on academic outcomes and dropout risk.