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SRI evaluators compared health pathway students’ outcomes with those of students who had similar demographic characteristics and prior achievement but were in two other programs of study: traditional high school programs, and other career-themed pathways. We found that health pathway students significantly outperformed traditional high school students on key indicators of success in high school and the transition to postsecondary education. We found no differences in the outcomes of students who participated in health pathways compared to those in other career-themed pathways.
This brief contains SRI findings drawn from the experience of Oakland Health Pathways Project partners. Presented as lessons learned, this content can inform people and organizations leading education-industry partnerships. It is especially relevant to those involved in high school health care partnerships that incorporate work-based learning.
Research, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Lessons Learned, Outcomes, Partnerships, Rigorous Academics, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Oakland Health Pathways
This brief focuses on the implementation of health pathways in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) continuation high schools. These non-traditional high school settings represent a unique set of challenges as well as opportunities to re-engage youth who are off-track to graduate and prepare them for college and career.
Graduation rates are climbing. Students are earning better grades. Absenteeismand discipline problems are down. Teachers see higher engagement in learning—and young people are excited about their prospects for the future.
This pre-apprenticeship framework outlines strategies and promising practices for developing high-quality programs that serve opportunity youth participants.
Curriculum & Instruction, Career-Technical Education, College & Career Readiness, Partnerships, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement
This playbook was developed by the Clayton Christensen Institute to help K–12 and postsecondary leadership and nonprofits that work with those institutions implement and adapt strategies, tools, and metrics that build and strengthen their students’ networks. Students’ networks help support their well-being and can expand their postsecondary and career options.