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Title:  The 2007 Revision of the Career/Technical Education Portion of the Secondary School Taxonomy
Description: The Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) is a framework for aggregating and analyzing high school transcript data. This report revises the portion of the SST that pertains to career/technical education (CTE). The revision maintains the three current major CTE categories of family and consumer sciences education, general labor market preparation, and specific labor market preparation (or occupational education). Within the last major category, the 2007 revision designates 21 program categories, which can be linked to Career Clusters and to the NCES CTE Statistics’ taxonomy for postsecondary education. The report specifies the courses (using the Classification of Secondary School Codes, or CSSC) within each category and displays an application of the revised SST using data from the High School Transcript Study of 2005.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2007
Web Release: October 17, 2007
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2008030
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Denise Bradby and Lisa Hudson
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: Career/Technical Education Statistics (CTES)
High School Transcript Studies (HST)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical/Methodological Report, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.
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