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NCES 2019099 Career and Technical Education Coursetaking in 2013, by Locale
This Data Point examines coursetaking in career and technical education among public school graduates from city, suburban, town, and rural high schools.
9/10/2019
NCES 2019046 Development of the 2018 Secondary School Course Taxonomy
This report describes the development of the Secondary School Course Taxonomy (SSCT), to be used with high school transcript coursetaking data that have been coded using the School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED). The SSCT aggregates the SCED-coded courses into 20 subject fields that align with how NCES has traditionally reported on career and technical education.
7/23/2019
NCES 2018029 Public-Use Data Files and Documentation (FRSS 108): Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts
This file contains data from a Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey titled "Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts." This survey provides nationally representative data on career and technical education (CTE) programs. NCES released the results of this survey in the First Look report "Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts: 2016–17" (NCES 2018-028).

Questionnaires and cover letters were mailed to the superintendent of each sampled district in January 2017. The letter stated the purpose of the study and requested that the questionnaire be completed by the person in the district most knowledgeable about career and technical education (CTE) programs for high school students. Respondents were asked to respond for the current 2016–17 school year and the summer of 2016. Respondents were offered options of completing the survey on paper or online. Telephone follow-up for survey nonresponse and data clarification was initiated in February 2017 and completed in June 2017. The weighted response rate was 86 percent.

The survey defines a CTE program as a sequence of courses at the high school level that provides students with the academic and technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions. For this survey, districts were instructed to include all CTE programs that the district offers to high school students, including programs provided by the district or by other entities (such as an area/regional CTE center, a consortium of districts, or a community or technical college). The survey data provides information about the entities that provide the CTE programs and the locations at which the CTE programs are offered to high school students. It also presents data about work-based learning activities and employer involvement in CTE programs, as well as barriers to the district offering CTE programs and barriers to student participation in CTE programs. Data are also presented about the extent to which various factors influence the district’s decisions on whether to add or phase out CTE programs.
8/8/2018
NCES 2018010 Trends in Subbaccalaureate Occupational Awards: 2003 to 2015
This report uses data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to examine trends occupational education at the subbaccalaureate level.
6/19/2018
NCES 2018028 Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts: 2016–17
This report is based on the 2016–17 survey Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts and provides nationally representative data on career and technical education (CTE) programs. The survey defines a CTE program as a sequence of courses at the high school level that provides students with the academic and technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.
4/17/2018
NCES 2018057 Degree and Nondegree Credentials Held by Labor Force Participants
This 2-page Data Point examines the extent to which adults who do not have postsecondary degrees have other nondegree credentials, including postsecondary certificates and occupational certifications and licenses.
3/27/2018
NCES 2018100 National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 Data File User's Manual
The 2016 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2016) Data File User’s Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2016 data files, which include data from the Early Childhood Program Participation survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey, and the Adult Training and Education Survey. The survey program collected information about early childhood care, parental involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, certifications and non-degree credentials, and adult training. Data files are being released for each of the three surveys and are being released with ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R formats available.
2/9/2018
NCES 2018104 National Household Education Survey Programs of 2016 Public-Use Data Files
Three surveys were fielded in 2016 as part of the National Household Education Surveys Program: the Early Childhood Program Participation survey (ECPP), the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey (PFI), and the Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES). Data files and documentation can be downloaded directly from the website. Data files are being released for each of the three surveys and are being released with ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R formats available.
2/9/2018
NCES 2018105 National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 Restricted-Use Data Files
The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES): 2016 restricted-use files include the Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) file, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) file, and the Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES) file. Data files are being released for each of the three surveys and are being released with ASCII, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R formats available.
2/9/2018
NCES 2018043 Participation in High School Career and Technical Education and Postsecondary Enrollment
This 2-page Data Point uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 to look at the relationship between high school CTE coursetaking and later enrollment in postsecondary education.
12/19/2017
NCES 2017103REV Adult Training and Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016
This First Look report provides selected key findings on adults' attainment of nondegree credentials (licenses, certifications, and postsecondary certificates), and their completion of work experience programs such as apprenticeships and internships. This version of the report corrects an error in three tables in the originally released version (September 2017). The row header for occupational field in tables 1, 2, and 5 had incorrectly described the estimates as restricted to employed adults. This version corrects that error to specify that the estimates are for adults who were ever employed. All estimates presented in the original report remain unchanged.
9/14/2017
NCES 2017111 Public High School Students' Use of Graduation, Career, or Education Plans
This Data Point looks at public high school students’ use of graduation, career, or education plans as of 2012. The data used in this report were drawn from a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of students who were in the ninth grade in 2009—the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009.
5/10/2017
NCES 2016107 Employment Status of Postsecondary Completers in 2009: Examination of Credential Level and Occupational Credentials
This Data Point uses data from the 2009 follow-up to the 2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study to examine the rates of employment among students who do and do not earn a postsecondary credential, and among those who earn a credential in an occupational versus academic field. The Data Point also looks at the percent of students who get a job related to their field of study.
11/15/2016
NCES 2016109 Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004
This Data Points looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.
7/21/2016
NFES 2015157 Forum Guide to College and Career Ready Data
The Forum Guide to College and Career Ready Data examines how data are being used to support CCR initiatives. Chapter 1 presents an overview of college and career readiness. Chapter 2 focuses on five specific uses for data to support CCR programs: fostering individualized learning for students; supporting educators in addressing student-specific needs; guiding CCR programmatic decisions through the use of postsecondary feedback loops; measuring agency progress in meeting CCR accountability and continuous improvement goals; and maximizing career opportunities for all students. Each of the use cases includes policy and program questions to consider, a list of key data needs, useful analytics, suggested feedback to request from data users, and emerging needs related to the data use. Chapter 3 outlines a number of overarching issues for the use of CCR data, and Chapter 4 summarizes key points and emerging needs identified throughout the Guide.
6/5/2015
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