Making the Case: Compelling Data

This growing library features data points describing the impacts and outcomes of student-centered and competency-based teaching and learning. The data are sourced from research studies, evaluation reports and journal articles, as well as evidence collected directly by classroom, school, district and state leaders.

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    Career and Technical Education

    Project-based Learning Builds Creativity and Entrepreneurship Competency

    A qualitative study of a maker program in Hong Kong focused on real-world problem solving found the school's approach led to increases in 4 dimensions of creativity (novelty, utility, aesthetics and authenticity) and 3 areas of entrepreneurship (ideas and opportunities, resources and action).

    Career and Technical Education

    Community Connections in Oakland Prepare Students for Future

    Students at Latitude High prepare for careers through real-world projects, career exploration and Extended Learning Opportunities in the Oakland Community. Despite disruptions from COVID, 44% completed outside internships in 2022. And 92% reported feeling prepared for the future on a XQ survey of seniors.

    Career and Technical Education

    Project-based Learning Supports Traditionally Underserved Students at IN STEM School

    Black, Latino and low-income students at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools, a IN network committed to individualized project-based learning to increase students attending college in STEM fields, were more likely to pass state exams than their peers in the district. All these groups had passing rates 4 times others in Indianapolis Public Schools.

    Career and Technical Education

    Project-based School in IN Outperforms District

    Students at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools, a network in Indianapolis committed to individualized project-based learning to increase students attending college in STEM fields, performed better on state assessments than other district students. In 2021, 11th graders were four times as likely to pass both the math and ELA sections (34% vs. 8%).

    Career and Technical Education

    NC Students from Early College High School Earn More Associate Degrees

    An experimental study analyzing data from 4,000 North Carolina students showed those randomly selected to attend early college high schools were three times more likely to earn an associate degree than those who did not attend (32.8% versus 11%). Higher numbers earning associate degrees did not decrease bachelor's degree attainment.

    Career and Technical Education

    Early College High Schools Lead to Higher Postsecondary Attainment

    A 14-year, experimental study found North Carolina students who attended early college high schools were more likely to have earned some kind of postsecondary credential after six years than those not in early college. 44.3% earned degrees, compared to 33.0% of the control group.

    Career and Technical Education

    Early College High Schools Benefit Economically Disadvantaged Students

    An experimental study in North Carolina found the impact of attending an early college high school was higher for economically disadvantaged students. While all students who attended early college high schools were 3.9 percentage points more likely to have obtained a bachelor's degree, economically disadvantaged students were 4.5 percentage points

    Career and Technical Education

    Rural School Delivers Most Industry Credentials in State

    A rural school in Kansas offers courses leading to recognized professional credentials for students in fields key to revitalizing the community's economy. In 2019 students earned the most web design and web and mobile application industry certifications of all schools in Kansas regardless of their location.

    Career and Technical Education

    Teachers Say Relevance is Key to Student Engagement

    Surveyed teachers ranked several student-centered strategies among the top five ways to improve student engagement. Strategies marked "highly effective" included: connecting learning to real-world skills (72%); leveraging students’ personal interests and passions within learning (65%); and incorporating active, hands-on learning experiences (64%)

    Career and Technical Education

    Personalized Public Charter in Indiana Boasts High Graduation Rates

    In 2022, the three campuses of Purdue Polytechnic, an individualized, project-based and career-oriented school in Indianapolis, Indiana, reported graduation rates of 83%, 86% and 100%, compared to rates closer to 79% in the rest of the district.

    Career and Technical Education

    Dual Enrollment Increases Nationally

    A national data report showed dual enrollment in community colleges has increased by 11.5% from Fall 2021 to Fall 2022. Overall enrollment has only declined by .4%, due to the increase in dual enrollment.

    Career and Technical Education

    Dual Enrollment Increases College Attendance for CTE

    In an Arkansas study, students taking Career and Technical Education courses in a specific career area saw a larger positive impact if they were also in a dual enrollment program. The impact of taking one more CTE course than the state average on future college enrollment went up by a factor of two for these students, from .4% to 1%.

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