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Document Number: 6987

The Postsecondary Educational Experiences of High School Career and Technical Education Concentrators: Selected Results From the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcr - Students’ coursetaking during high school plays a critical role in their ability to transition to postsecondary education and pursue a range of postsecondary majors and degree options. Less understood are the associations between high school courses that prepare students for the world of work, now commonly referred to as career and technical education (CTE) courses, and students’ postsecondary educational experiences. The purpose of this publication is twofold: (1) it presents data on the postsecondary educational experiences of students from the high school class of 1992 who concentrated in CTE while in high school, including information on their postsecondary enrollment, coursetaking, and degree attainment; and (2) it demonstrates the richness and unique potential of the dataset analyzed, the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, one of only two data collections – and the most recent – to have gathered both high school and postsecondary transcripts from a nationally representative sample of students. (Jennifer Laird, Xianglei Chen, Karen Levesque and Jeffrey Owings, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2006) ...

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