Dr. Andrea Venezia joined SRI Education in May as our new director of college and career pathways research, co-leading the program area with Dr. Miya Warner. Most recently, Andrea was a professor of public policy and administration at Sacramento State University and executive director of the Education Insights Center.
The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA), in partnership with LeadLocal and Jobs for the Future, is working with school districts in Arizona to increase high-need students’ access to quality career pathways in cybersecurity and computer science. In 2019, CFA received an early-phase Education Innovation and Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education … Continue reading Evaluation of the Career Connected Pathways Project
Accelerated learning opportunities are becoming increasingly common strategies to promote high school graduation and encourage college enrollment. Through mechanisms such as Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, students get a head start on earning college credit while still in high school. The goals for enrolling students in these courses are to … Continue reading Dual Enrollment: Lessons Learned on School‐Level Implementation
SRI evaluated the effectiveness of high schools that offer students the opportunity to simultaneously pursue a high school diploma and earn up to 2 years of college credits. SRI, in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, conducted a multiyear evaluation of the Early College High School (ECS) initiative. ECSs are created through a partnership … Continue reading Evaluation of the Early College High School Initiative
SRI studied state policies supporting dual enrollment and dual credit offerings for high school students. To understand the policy environment governing the development and sustainability of dual-enrollment programs, SRI conducted intense case studies in states that were selected to represent a range of policy environments and coordination between the K–12 and higher education systems. These … Continue reading Bridging the Divide: High School and College Dual Enrollment