This report discusses three CTE-related research topics: (1) The associations between participation in CTE programs and later student outcomes, and the potential for variation in relationships across CTE career clusters and student groups; (2) the associations between CTE teacher qualifications and later student outcomes; and (3) student entry into Massachusetts’s RVTSs.

Academic Publication

This journal article uses longitudinal data from Washington state to investigate the relationships among career and technical education (CTE) enrollment, inclusion in general education, and high school and postsecondary outcomes for students with learning disabilities. Researchers replicated earlier findings that students with learning disabilities who were enrolled in a "concentration" of CTE courses had higher rates of employment after graduation than observably similar students with learning disabilities who were enrolled in fewer CTE courses.


This paper describes the postsecondary transitions of students taking career and technical education courses in high school, using administrative data on one cohort of high school graduates in Washington state.