Ademan, N., Guha, R., Padilla, C., & Stites, R. (2011). Evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative: Year-Two Report Executive Summary. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
The Linked Learning approach to high school education combines strong academics and real-world experience to help students build a strong foundation for success in college, careers and life. Two years into an initiative designed to embed and test this approach within nine California school districts, the evaluation findings reveal signs of progress, areas for improvement and promise for positive student outcomes. This analysis can inform effective implementation of Linked Learning at the district and school levels, and support expansion of this approach across California. It will be supplemented with continued evaluation of the initiative.