Publications

Evaluation of the CAPP Demonstration Partnerships

Evaluation of the CAPP Demonstration Partnerships

SRI’s evaluation addressed implementation and institutional outcomes of work by 11 high schools and a partnering local college as they worked to establish seamless transitions for students and strengthen instructional quality as required by the Common Core. Implementation of the Common Core State Standards and broader concerns about college and ...
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Broadening Participation in STEM College Majors: Effects of Attending a STEM-Focused High School

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

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 ...
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Community College Partnership’s Instructional Impacts

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 ...
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Success Predictors in Postsecondary STEM Education and Employment for Students with Autism

Success Predictors in Postsecondary STEM Education and Employment for Students with Autism

For the National Science Foundation, SRI conducted a comprehensive study on success predictors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students with autism. The study was built on a hypothesis that STEM success is influenced by a complex interaction between the individual and their social surroundings. Longitudinal analyses ...
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International Baccalaureate National Trends for Low-income Students 2008–2014

International Baccalaureate National Trends for Low-income Students 2008–2014

Given the importance of college for employment and social mobility, policymakers and education leaders are attempting to strengthen the pipeline from high school completion through graduation from a postsecondary institution. The purpose of this research is to examine that pipeline for lowincome International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students. The ...
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Evaluation of the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative

Evaluation of the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative

SRI’s evaluation of the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI) addressed implementation issues and institutional and student outcomes of work by three community colleges and partnering K–12 districts to use Linked Learning to improve college transitions and success. The California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI) aimed to increase ...
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Meeting 2020 Workforce Goals: The Role of Industry–College Collaboration and Goals for Instructional Design

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 ...
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Study of University of California Early Academic Outreach Program

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 ...
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Promoting Access to College in an Era of Fiscal Constraints: The University of California’s 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 ...
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Evaluation of the Early College High School Initiative

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 ...
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Bridging the Divide: High School and College Dual Enrollment

Bridging the Divide: High School and College Dual Enrollment

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 ...
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