Work-based learning

The Potential of College and Career Pathways in Alternative School Settings

Alternative high schools were originally conceived of as a place where students who were not succeeding in a traditional setting could have their academic needs met. These schools have developed negative stigmas, with the reputation as being credit-recovery factories for students who are off-track to graduate.

How Do They Fare? The Impact of Participating in Health Pathways on Student Outcomes

The Oakland Health Pathways Project involves education and industry partners in expanding education and long-term employment opportunities for youth of color in Oakland, California. Project partners used the Linked Learning approach to engage students in education and employment experiences related to the health care field.

Evaluation of the Oakland Health Pathways Project: Final Report

This final evaluation report presents findings from the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), Alameda Health System, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. The initiative is designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for youth of color in Oakland (Alameda County), California, while expanding and … Continue reading Evaluation of the Oakland Health Pathways Project: Final Report

Implementing Health Pathways in Continuation High Schools: Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

This brief presents findings from the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District, Alameda Health System, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. The initiative is designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for youth of color in Oakland (Alameda County), California, while expanding and diversifying the local … Continue reading Implementing Health Pathways in Continuation High Schools: Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

Student Outcomes in Health Pathways: High School and Early Postsecondary Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

This brief presents findings from the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District, Alameda Health System, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. The initiative is designed to improve educational and long-term employment outcomes for youth of color in Oakland (Alameda County), California, while expanding and diversifying the local … Continue reading Student Outcomes in Health Pathways: High School and Early Postsecondary Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

Student Experiences in Health Pathways: Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

This brief presents findings from an evaluation of the Oakland Health Pathways Project (OHPP), a joint initiative of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), Alameda Health System (AHS), and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (ACHCSA). OUSD applies Linked Learning, an approach to college and career preparation that combines classroom learning with real-world work experiences, to … Continue reading Student Experiences in Health Pathways: Findings from an Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways

Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways Project

SRI studied efforts by Oakland Unified School District and health industry partners to improve educational and employment outcomes of underrepresented minority and low-income youth and to expose them careers in health care. Encouraging more low-income students of color to pursue a health care career pathway has the potential not only to lead to good employment, … Continue reading Evaluation of Oakland Health Pathways Project

Taking Stock of the California Linked Learning District Initiative: Seventh-Year Evaluation Report

This report from SRI International’s multiyear evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative is the first to include postsecondary outcomes for students in Linked Learning pathways and confirms many of the promising findings from previous years. Compared with similar peers in traditional high school programs, students participating in certified Linked Learning pathways were more … Continue reading Taking Stock of the California Linked Learning District Initiative: Seventh-Year Evaluation Report

What it Takes to Create Linked Learning: A Report on Lessons Learned from Evaluating the Approach in Practice

Linked Learning is an approach for transforming high schools to prepare all students for college, career, and life. It works through career-themed pathways that integrate college preparatory academics, rigorous technical training, work-based learning, and supports to help students stay on track. With support from The James Irvine Foundation, SRI International has evaluated this approach at … Continue reading What it Takes to Create Linked Learning: A Report on Lessons Learned from Evaluating the Approach in Practice

Microlessons to Build Readiness in the Cybersecurity Workforce

Fostering cybersecurity learning by offering concise “microlesson” content on smartphones. This project develops and tests a prototype approach to engaging adult learners in exploring, developing, and refreshing their cybersecurity skills. Designed to fit into convenient 5-minute increments, the microlessons feature interactive simulations of key procedures and concepts in cybersecurity defense and attacks. This work advances … Continue reading Microlessons to Build Readiness in the Cybersecurity Workforce

A framework for evaluating implementation of community college workforce education partnerships and programs

This article presents two contrasting cases that represent the predominant approaches to engaging employers in workforce education programming: large-scale partnership and employer outreach. Project: Community College Partnership’s Instructional Impacts Download: Journal Article (PDF) Citation Yarnall, L., Tennant, L., & Stites, R. (2016). A framework for evaluating implementation of community college workforce education partnerships and programs. … Continue reading A framework for evaluating implementation of community college workforce education partnerships and programs

Community College Partnership’s Instructional Impacts

SRI Education and partners conducted a 6-year study of community college-employer collaboration to improve the design and delivery of workforce education programming. In the United States, headlines regularly describe the “skills gap” between what employers want and what workers can do. Historically, closing this gap has relied on an informal system of community college workforce … Continue reading Community College Partnership’s Instructional Impacts

Meeting 2020 Workforce Goals: The Role of Industry–College Collaboration and Goals for Instructional Design

Since the 1990s, federal programs for workforce training have aimed to transform the role of community colleges from narrow contract training to a broader role that encompasses strategic instructional program planning and innovation to support lifelong learning for a changing workforce and economic development. Yet, to date, there has been no study of how this … Continue reading Meeting 2020 Workforce Goals: The Role of Industry–College Collaboration and Goals for Instructional Design