The National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research at AIR, plus other partners, have collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to study career and technical education (CTE) in the state. The project aims to investigate several topics, including, the application process for CTE programs and schools, the association between participation in CTE programs and later student outcomes, the variation in student outcomes across CTE programs and student characteristics, and associations between CTE teacher qualifications and student outcomes.

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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.