For the past two months, the NCC has been supporting NYSED’s efforts to consider alternative pathways to graduation and ways to support students, who are off-track to graduate, by expanding and enhancing the rigor of CTE in large and small cities. NCC’s work has resulted in two documents: one focused on alternative pathways to graduation and the other on research on the impact of CTE in middle schools on the retention of at-risk youth in high school. The first on alternative pathways contains information on states’ course policies (CTE course equivalency, flexibility in seat time requirements, credit recovery, dual enrollment, and transition courses), alternative pathways to graduation, programs for over-age and under-credited students, and stackable credentials.

Alternative pathways preliminary findings  

Research on CTE in Middle Schools

Robin Ahigian, Anne Newton, Regional College and Career Readiness Team

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