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New NCES Tables Focus on CTE Students

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released recently six tables with statistics for 2009 public high school graduates who participated in Career Technical Education (CTE).

The new tables include information such as the percentage of graduates who earned credits in CTE overall and in specific occupational areas, and the average number of CTE credits earned in each area. Half of the tables focus on 2009 high school graduates, and the remaining tables provide participation trends from1990 through 2009.

The tables also show that public high school graduates earn, on average, 3.57 credits in CTE. However, the average number of CTE credits earned by public high school graduates has decreased over time from 4.2 credits in 1990, 4.0 credits in 2005, and 3.6 credits in 2009.

View the new CTE tables here.

Kara Herbertson, Education Policy Analyst

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