• Scholarly report

Secondary career and technical education


Arbeit, C. A., Leu, K. B., & Dalton, B. (2017). Secondary career and technical education: Differences in access, participation, and outcomes in two national studies. National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education, U.S. Department of Education.


This study examines gaps in CTE participation rates and outcomes of CTE participants across a number of background characteristics. The report identifies gaps and provides multiple measures of gaps based on student and school characteristics over time at the national level. Specifically, the study focuses on four key characteristics: sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), and urbanicity of student’s school locale.