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we are cautiously optimistic about the promise of POS to facilitate students’ transitions from high school to postsec-ondary education and careers. Whether or not students follow a single path, POS have the potential to create a more tangible future (or set of possible futures) for students by giving them structure. Through POS offerings and career guid-ance about a range of education and ca-reer options beyond high school, students can be better prepared to achieve college and career success. Content for Accurate SUCCESS Authoritative Dynamic endnotes 1 2 http://cte.ed.gov/nationalinitiatives/ rposdesignframework.cfm This comparison should be interpreted with caution due to small and unequal sample sizes. references Lewis, M. V., and Kosine, N. R. (with Overman, L.). (2008, October). “What Will be the Impact of Programs of Study? A Preliminary Assessment Based on Similar Previous Initiatives, State Plans for Implementation, and Career Development Theory.” Louisville, KY: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville. Acknowledgments The work reported herein was supported under the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (PR/Award No. VO51A070003) as administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education or the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government. Corinne Alfeld, Ph.D., is a senior researcher with the National Institute for Work and Learning at FHI 360. She can be contacted at calfeld@fhi360.org. Sharika Bhattacharya, Ph.D., is a researcher with the National Institute for Work and Learning at FHI 360. She can be contacted at sbhatt@fhi360.org. Choose , the best products for Career and Technical Education Goodheart-Willcox Publisher www.g-w.com • 800.323.0440 Januar y 2012 Techniques www.acteonline.org 35

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