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Evaluation of Linked Learning San Bernardino
SRI’s four-year evaluation of ConnectEd’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant uses a quasi-experimental design to assess the implementation and impact of the Linked Learning approach on students’ cognitive and noncognitive outcomes.
Since 2008, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career has been leading implementation of Linked Learning pathways across nine districts through the California Linked Learning District Initiative. Linked Learning integrates rigorous academics with real-world experiences and career-based learning to prepare students for both college and career. SRI has led the evaluation of the Linked Learning District Initiative since its inception.
For the Evaluation of Linked Learning San Bernardino, SRI is conducting an independent four-year evaluation of ConnectEd’s federally funded Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant. The grant funds support the implementation of ConnectEd’s Linked Learning approach in San Bernardino City Unified School District, specifically, the development of Linked Learning pathways at four low-performing high schools.
SRI researchers are examining the development of the district’s infrastructure to support Linked Learning and assessing the impact of the Linked Learning approach on student achievement and noncognitive outcomes using a rigorous quasi-experimental design. SRI researchers also are analyzing quantitative and qualitative measures of implementation.
Principal Investigator: Nicole Arshan
Project Director: Kristin Bosetti