College- and Career-Ready: The Effect of Career and Technical Education on College Readiness as Demonstrated by Performance on the SAT

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Educational Administration

Date of Award

Fall 2020


In this study, the researcher compared the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores of identified CTE coherent sequence concentrators to their non-concentrator peers to determine if a difference existed. Archival data of 2,162 graduates from the 2016–2017, 2017–2018, and 2018–2019 school years, from a north Texas suburban school district of over 20,000 students were used to provide a large enough sample size and adequate longitudinal data. Proper approval techniques were utilized with district personnel for use of the data that is stored on a district-maintained information management system. A quantitative causal-comparative design, also referred to as ex post facto, was chosen for this study as it involved two or more groups, utilized an independent variable, and the dependent variable had already occurred (Schenker & Rumrill, 2004).


Ray Thompson

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision