Building Effective Data Strategies in Career and Technical Education
Dalporto, Hannah; MDRC Center for Effective Career and Technical Education
Career and technical education (CTE) programs (programs that teach students specific workplace skills aligned with the labor market) may track data for lots of different reasons: to comply with funding requirements, to manage their services and continually improve, to measure their progress toward their goals, and to evaluate whether they are making a difference for students. When used intelligently, data can be powerful. Data can help a program refine its model, pinpoint successes, and communicate lessons with funders and stakeholders.