This research brief summarizes student outcome findings from SRI International’s evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative, an effort to build robust district-level systems to sustain high school career pathways in nine school districts in the state. With funding from The James Irvine Foundation, SRI conducted a rigorous multimethod evaluation of the initiative over 9 years. We reported on high school outcomes in our seventh-year report (Warner et al., 2016) and on postsecondary outcomes in a 2017 research brief (Caspary & Warner, 2017). The current brief summarizes, at the conclusion of the evaluation, these final high school and postsecondary findings; it also for the first time provides findings from an analysis of community college on-track indicators for Linked Learning students. The brief concludes with implications from our findings for policy, practice, and future research.
Project: Evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative
- Research Brief (PDF)
Caspary, K., & Warner, M., (2020). Linked Learning Student Outcomes: Summary of Effects on High School and Early Postsecondary Education. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.