The Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) operates under a state contract to assist the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in carrying out its mission of improving the quality, access, and delivery of career and technical education through research-based methods and strategies resulting in broader CTE opportunities for all students. It’s mission and purpose are to:

  • Increases the capacity of NYSED to Serve, Support, and Expand CTE across the state 
  • Serve BOCES and Local Education Agency (LEA) programs, and CTE professional and student leadership organizations
  • Provide comprehensive professional development and leadership development for CTE
  • Provide comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CTE


Twelve Data Questions for Preparing Students for Career Readiness?

If your school is committed to making students career ready, question makrs dreamstime xs 19587789 298x300there are twelve data questions that teachers and administrators need to be prepared to answer. Most decisions about measures of career readiness are best defined at the district or school level rather than state level. Simple state accountability measures grossly overlook many of the nuances of student career readiness, the personalization that needs to take place and the process of instructional improvement. The Successful Practices Network has developed a data handbook for career readiness to assist teachers and administrators to answer these questions. This handbook takes a unique approach to presenting recommendations for the use of data in schools and poses twelve questions related to improving student learning and career readiness.

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