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ERIC Number: ED509848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Evidence from California Partnership Academies: One Model of Linked Learning Pathways
Studier, Carol, Ed.
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Some of the recent and relevant evidence supporting Linked Learning comes from the substantial amount of data available on California Partnership Academies. These Academies, which have operated in the state for more than two decades, are one of the most well developed models using the Linked Learning approach. A March 2007 study conducted collaboratively by ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, and the Career Academy Support Network at the University of California at Berkeley, found that students in California's partnership academies were: (1) more likely to pass the California High School Exit Exam as sophomores; (2) more likely to complete the a-g requirements needed for admissions eligibility to California's public universities; and (3) more likely to graduate from high school. As with Linked Learning, California Partnership Academies offer a high school curriculum focused on a career theme. Courses combine academic and technical material and relate lessons to real world applications. Academies partner with local industry to offer students internships, field trips, and other work-based opportunities that connect the real world to classroom learning. At least half of each Academy's incoming class of students must be at risk by meeting three of four criteria: having disadvantaged economic status, irregular attendance, low motivation, or low achievement levels. (Contains 5 figures.)
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career. 2150 Shattuck Avenue Suite 1200, Berkeley, CA 94704. Tel: 510-849-4945; Fax: 510-841-1076; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Identifiers - Location: California