Students of color

Evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative

SRI examined the impact of a program that combines strong academics with real-world experience. Its goal: help students build a foundation for success in college, careers—and life. In 2009, recognizing the challenges inherent for individual schools or pathways trying to redesign the high school experience, The James Irvine Foundation launched the California Linked Learning District … Continue reading Evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative

Linked Learning and Postsecondary Transitions: A Report on the Early Postsecondary Education Outcomes of Linked Learning Students

This research brief compares the postsecondary outcomes of students in certified Linked Learning pathways with those of peers with similar demographic characteristics and prior achievement in traditional high school programs. Certified pathways are those deemed to have met established quality standards through an external review. We found that Linked Learning students enrolled in college, remained … Continue reading Linked Learning and Postsecondary Transitions: A Report on the Early Postsecondary Education Outcomes of Linked Learning Students

Broadening Participation in STEM College Majors: Effects of Attending a STEM-Focused High School

To increase participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers, some states have promoted inclusive STEM high schools. This study addressed the question of whether these high schools improve the odds that their graduates will pursue a STEM major in college. State higher education records were obtained for students surveyed as seniors … Continue reading Broadening Participation in STEM College Majors: Effects of Attending a STEM-Focused High School

Study of University of California Early Academic Outreach Program

SRI’s study of the largest UC outreach program to increase college-going opportunities for underserved students included analysis of EAOP college outcomes relative to those of matched comparison samples. In 2013, SRI conducted the first independent evaluation of the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) in 10 years. Using extant high school and postsecondary data, SRI assessed … Continue reading Study of University of California Early Academic Outreach Program

Promoting Access to College in an Era of Fiscal Constraints: The University of California’s Early Academic Outreach Program

The University of California (UC) established the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) in 1976 to improve access to UC for students from underserved schools, targeting low-income, first-generation college, and minority students who have traditionally been underrepresented in postsecondary education. This report assesses the current status and success of the EAOP since the last independent evaluation … Continue reading Promoting Access to College in an Era of Fiscal Constraints: The University of California’s Early Academic Outreach Program

Evaluation of the Early College High School Initiative

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