We strengthen equitable pathways to college and career with evaluation and technical assistance in five primary areas: 1) secondary to postsecondary transitions; 2) career and technical education; 3) STEM and computer science preparation; 4) higher education partnerships supporting college access; and 5) cross-sector partnerships strengthening workforce development.
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Supporting Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities and Support Needs as They Transition from High School
Researchers from SRI International and the University of Oklahoma are collaborating to create a new assessment tool to help educators ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities (or extensive support needs) leave high school with the skills they need to be successful.
Evaluation of Skills for Secondary School Success (4S)
SRI Education evaluation experts are partnering with John’s Hopkins University’s Center for the Social Organization of Schools (JHU CSOS) to measure the impact of its Skills for Secondary School Success (4S) course module.
Evaluation of the Los Angeles City College’s STEM Pathways Program
SRI conducted a 5-year evaluation of Los Angeles City College’s STEM Pathways Program.
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YouthTruth concurrent and predictive validity study
This research study provides confirmatory evidence that six YouthTruth student experience scales are associated with key school-level student academic and behavioral outcomes, including math and reading proficiency rates, chronic absences rates, and suspensions.
Parent expectations, deaf youth expectations, and transition goals as predictors of postsecondary education enrollment
This study used the NLTS2 data set to determine the effects of expectations and transition planning goals on the postsecondary education enrollment of deaf youth.
Encouraging Impacts of an Open Education Resource Degree Initiative on College Students’ Progress to Degree
Textbooks are traditional and useful learning resources for college students, but commercial texts books have been widely criticized for their high costs, restricted access, limited flexibility, and uninspiring learning experiences.
Study of the Engage New England Initiative Cross-Site Learning Brief 4: Early Insights from Academic Case Conferencing
The Barr Foundation launched the Engage New England Initiative in 2017 to support the development of innovative schools to serve students who are off track to graduate from high school.
Evaluation of Los Angeles City College’s STEM Pathways Program: Impacts of the STEM Learning Center on Student Outcomes
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental study to estimate the impact of the STEM Learning Center on STEM course success and continuation in STEM.
Designing Schools with and for Students: Lessons Learned from the Engage New England Initiative
This research brief identifies promising strategies for embracing student voice in school design based on the experience of Engage New England (ENE) grantees.