The 2007 revision of the career/technical education portion of the secondary school taxonomy. Technical/methodological report (NCES 2008-030)
The Secondary School Taxonomy (SST) is a framework for aggregating and analyzing high school transcript data. This report revises the portion of the SST that pertains to career/technical education (CTE). The revision maintains the three current major CTE categories of family and consumer sciences education, general labor market preparation, and specific labor market preparation (or occupational education). Within the last major category, the 2007 revision designates 21 program categories, which can be linked to Career Clusters and to the NCES CTE Statistics’ taxonomy for postsecondary education. The report specifies the courses (using the Classification of Secondary School Codes, or CSSC) within each category and displays an application of the revised SST using data from the High School Transcript Study of 2005.