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ERIC Number: ED524061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Career Academies: A Proven Strategy to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers
Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Raby, Marilyn
Career Academy Support Network
Career academies, after more than four decades of development and three decades of evaluation, have been found by a conclusive random assignment study to be effective in improving outcomes for students during and after high school. Career academies have therefore become the most durable and best-tested component of a high school reform strategy to prepare students for both college and careers. The number of career academies has been expanding rapidly, in part because academies have been found to be effective, and in part because they embody ideas promoted by several major high school reform movements. This paper describes the growth and evolution of career academies, reviews the evaluation evidence, explains how career academies reflect widely accepted principles of high school reform, and considers prospects for the future. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 10 footnotes.) [Originally prepared as an update and condensation in 2000 of the book: "Career Academies: Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools" (ED361409) published in 1992, this document brings up to date the history and research findings regarding career academies.]
Career Academy Support Network. Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel: 510-643-5748; Fax: 510-642-2124; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network (CASN)
Identifiers - Location: California; Pennsylvania
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A