In February 2013, the Indiana Department of Education commissioned two studies of Indiana’s Career and Technical education program in order to:
1. Assess the impact of CTE on student performance, graduation and preparation for college and a career, and
2. Examine the strength of the relationships between high school career preparation programs and the regional workforce needs of Indiana’s businesses and industries.
This first report provides an in-depth summary of student performance in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Indiana drawn from data provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana Department of Education and the results of a survey of CTE district directors conducted in February 2013.