The cost-effectiveness of the CTE program continued to improve in 2012-2013. The percentage of college-ready CTE seniors increased over the previous year, and expenditures declined. Seniors’ college readiness rates did not differ by CTE status.
The CTE program was more cost-effective in 2013–2014 than it was in 2012–2013, despite a lower college readiness rate and an increase in the per student cost from the previous year. This was CTE’s third year of improvement in cost-effectiveness.
Compared to 2010–2011, the cost-effectiveness of the CTE program improved in 2011-2012. Also, CTE may be more successful than the regular curriculum at achieving the effect of college readiness among Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students.
Seniors in 2011 who concentrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) were as college ready as non-CTE seniors. However, significant differences were found in the college readiness of CTE and non-CTE seniors based on ethnicity and income.
Career and Technical Education Program Evaluation Series Issue 1: College Readiness and Cost Effectiveness
This issue compares the college and career readiness of 2009–2010 AISD seniors who concentrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) with that of non-CTE seniors. College readiness is then used to measure the cost effectiveness of the CTE program.
This report compares characteristics of students who had taken career and technical education (CTE) courses or a sequence of such courses, to those of students who had not. The role of CTE in postsecondary employment and enrollment is also examined.
This report assesses whether significant differences existed in the postsecondary enrollment, employment, and earnings of 2011 graduates, based on their CTE participation, industry certification status, and eligibility for articulated college credit.
This report assesses whether significant differences existed in the postsecondary enrollment or employment of 2010 AISD graduates, based on their participation in Career and Technical Education and their industry certification status.