Bridges to Postsecondary
College & Career Pathways
Data Impact & Leadership

Shaping & Strengthening Education & Workforce Systems

Education Systems Center (EdSystems) is a mission-driven policy development and program implementation center based within Northern Illinois University. We work at both the State and local levels to ensure policies are created and implemented in meaningful ways to advance racial equity and prepare more learners for productive careers and lives in a global economy.


PaCE, CCPE, and CCRI Crosswalk

Examining the key areas of alignment between the Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE), College and Career Pathway Endorsement (CCPE), and College and Career Readiness Indicator (CCRI) frameworks.

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Analysis of College and Career Pathways

To understand the potential impact of the College and Career Pathway Endorsement, EdSystems is engaging in two pathways-related data and evaluation activities: a pathways evaluation framework and an ROI analysis framework.

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On September 19, 2023, the Iowa Department of Education shared strategies for integrating work-based learning within coursework and tracking the activities.
The first-of-its-kind Illinois Career Pathways Dictionary now includes expanded and updated definitions as well as resources and implementation guidance on a new website,
On Tuesday, October 31, 2 p.m.: Hear from three communities using innovative approaches for advising students, especially those from underrepresented groups, as they pursue career pathways.