|Title:||Expanding the Evidence Base for Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Research Network Lead|
|Principal Investigator:||Hughes, Katherine||Awardee:||American Institutes for Research (AIR)|
|Program:||Expanding the Evidence Base for Career and Technical Education Network [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||5 years (9/01/2018 – 8/31/2023)||Award Amount:||$4,999,998|
|Goal:||Other Goal||Award Number:||R305N180005|
Co-Principal Investigator: Shaun M. Dougherty (Vanderbilt University)
Partners: Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Jobs for the Future (JFF)
Project website: https://cteresearchnetwork.org/
Description: A Research Network involves several teams of researchers who are working together to address a critical education problem or issue. The objective is to encourage information sharing, build new knowledge, and assist policymakers and practitioners to strengthen education policies and programs and improve student education outcomes. The specific aims of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Network are to increase: 1) the evidence base about the impact of CTE programs and policies on student outcomes, and 2) the pipeline of new CTE researchers.
Purpose: The Network Lead will be responsible for CTE Network administration and coordination, and will carry out research, training, and dissemination activities designed to increase the number and quality of CTE impact evaluations and strengthen the capacity of the field to conduct future CTE research and evaluation.
Network Leadership Activities: The leadership activities of the CTE Research Network Lead comprise the following primary functions:
Products: The CTE Network Lead will engage in ongoing dissemination activities with other members of the Network to develop products that advance the CTE research field and educate the public about what works in CTE. Products will include the Network website, an evaluability assessment report, a research synthesis, briefings for policymakers and practitioners, and presentations for a range of stakeholders.
Research Teams: CTE Network research team members will be identified by the Institute from among its funded CTE-related grants and invited to join the CTE Network. This page will be updated as members join the Network.