Career and Technical Ed
Students need clear pathways to navigate in-demand work opportunities, transition to postsecondary education, and meet their career goals. We help states and districts develop career-connected learning and career and technical education (CTE) programs of study that align with labor market demand. Our team has extensive experience in collecting and presenting CTE data and providing analytic support for Perkins reporting.
Improving college access for students from rural and underserved communities starts with data. We specialize in collaborating with college access and reengagement programs on mixed-methods evaluations. Our sophisticated data analyses help education leaders understand and address disparities in college access. We also lead training, research, and evaluation to improve equity in college credit opportunities in high school.
We partner with higher education institutions and funders to evaluate programs that support college completion, particularly for historically underrepresented students. We provide expert professional development and training to redesign developmental education, improve postsecondary instruction, and support success for community college students. Our research on community college to university transfer has informed policy and practice across the country.
Michelle has led research and evaluation projects on college access and success for more than a decade. She is trained in quantitative methods for program evaluation and uses mixed methods to understand what helps or hinders students on their postsecondary education path. Michelle holds a doctorate in economics and education from Columbia University, Teachers College.
Steve is a nationally recognized expert in career and technical education with over three decades of experience at the federal and state levels. He specializes in the design of performance information systems and the use of data to improve CTE policy and programming. Steve holds an M.S. Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania and doctorate in K–12 Educational Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.