Research and Policy Briefs

CCASN is based in a leading research university, and as such has a keen interest and extensive experience in research and evaluation. Its Principal Investigator directed the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. Its Coordinator designed the state evaluation system for the California Partnership Academies (CPAs) and led this evaluation for many years. He also led the effort to establish the Career Academy National Standards of Practice. CCASN conducted much of the research on career academies that led to state and national interest in this approach.

CCASN continues to lead statewide analyses of the implementation and student performance findings of the CPAs. It has served as the outside evaluator for federal Small Learning Community grants in 30 high schools in 12 districts in five states. It has compiled a summary of all the leading studies on career academies. And it has worked as an evaluation advisor, designer, or collaborator on a host of high school reform projects.

Newest Addition: Framework to Improve Student Transitions through College and Career Readiness System Alignment 2017