Data, Success, and Accountability for Workforce Programs

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What’s a community college education worth?

The value of a community college education will be understated if success is only measured when students complete the required coursework at a single college.

Value needs to be measured at the individual level, such as whether students successfully master skills that allow them to secure employment and a living wage.

This paper, written by WestEd’s Kathy Booth, provides background information on how career and technical education success is captured and documented in California’s community college system.

Visit the Moving the Needle: Data, Success, and Accountability for Workforce Programs resource page to download a free copy.

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