This series of infographics can help address common questions about CTE data.
Understanding Employment and Earnings Data
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Spells out tools that show employment information, where the data comes from, how representative it is, and issues to consider when reviewing the data
Understanding TOP Codes
Explains how TOP codes are assigned and common problems in using TOP codes to view program outcomes.
What to Know Before Changing Program and Course Codes
Explains what you need to consider, related to students, funding, college planning, and accountability reporting, when you change codes such as TOP, SAM, and CIP.
Explains who skills-builders are, how skills-builders are identified, what we know about them, and why it's important to examine skills-builder outcomes.
What Types of CTE Data Are Available?
Shows the free data tools that can support tracking early college credit, which colleges are offering programs, students’ educational attainment, employment, and earnings, plus labor market information
What Are the Data Sources in the LaunchBoard?
Outlines how the LaunchBoard metrics are populated.
How Do the Perkins Core Indicator Reports Compare to the LaunchBoard?
Explains the distinctions between the two reporting systems.
CTE Outcomes Survey
Improving Response Rates on the CTE Outcomes Survey
Details strategies that can help ensure that more students respond to the CTE Outcomes Survey, which provides detailed information on students' employment status and satisfaction with their educational experience.
CTE Outcomes Survey Poster for Students
Can be used to alert students to the value of participating in the CTE Outcomes Survey, as well as highlight employment outcomes for former students.
CTE Outcomes Survey Poster for Colleges
Can be used to alert colleges to the value of participating in the CTE Outcomes Survey, including the types of data that the survey provides.
Understanding Key Talent Roles
Describes the various Key Talent roles and how they can support colleges in filling out the Strong Workforce Program funding templates.