College, Career & Life Readiness Integrated Definition
College and Career Pathways System Design Specifications
The Power and Promise of Building a Pathways System
NC3T has put together a detailed overview of the Pathways System while incorporating key definitions, the necessity of this system in our current educational atmosphere, how pathways provide solutions, and how to design a pathways system in your community. Working with communities across the country, NC3T developed a systematic and proven process, the Pathways Partnership Framework, to achieve this dynamic work. This document provides that framework in a easy to follow format.
The Future of College and Career Pathways
In June 2013, NC3T conducted a survey of CTE and career academy practitioners across the country. This survey sought to identify trends in the field of career pathways: Where things were three years ago, where they stood today, and where professionals in the field expected them to be in the near future. The resulting report, “The Future of College and Career Pathways,” outlines the results.
The Case For College & Career Pathways: A Research Summary
K-12 education leaders have undertaken a number of reforms over the past few decades, some of which have been legislated (curricula standards) and some which have been cultural or instructional in nature (integration of technology, new strategies such as differentiated instruction). Yet student outcomes have changed little during this period.
The college/career pathways model, in contrast, continues to build a base of research indicating significant improvements in student outcomes. This report summarizes the challenges that the pathways model addresses and the impacts it has had in the schools and districts in which it has been implemented.