Key Distinguisher #8: Data and Accountability
Work-based learning is guided by student interest, labor market, and other relevant data; stakeholders collect information on the participation, experiences, and outcomes of young people.
Key Features of Data and accountability
- There is a system in place to track young people’s interests and participation in work-based learning activities
- There is a system for young people to organize their WBL-related output (i.e. digital portfolios)
- There are systems in place to measure and support the growth and skill development of young people and track their labor market outcomes
- Labor market data informs partnerships and program design
- Data is used to achieve the goals of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (i.e. data is disaggregated to identify disparities between subgroups)