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 work in nine school districts across California over the course of seven years. The evaluation has surfaced a set of strategies that promote successful implementation of Linked Learning by both school districts and individual pathways.

Project: Evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative



Caspary, K. & Warner, M. (2016). What it takes to create linked learning: A report on lessons learned from evaluating the approach in practice. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International