Publications & Resources

Driving Research into Practice: Our Work

We make the results of our research available in a variety of formats, including full reports, brief snapshots, brochures, impact reports, in-depth videos, conversational podcasts, and interactive webinars.

Research Reports

This final report offers findings from a four-year longitudinal field study of 6,638 students in three large urban school districts in three states. Researchers Marisa Castellano, Kirsten E. Sundell, Laura T. Overman, George B. Richardson, and James R. Stone III followed students from the Class of 2012 from their ninth-grade year through high school graduation. Students in the intervention group were enrolled in programs of study/career pathways, many offered as wall-to-wall career academies in subject areas ranging from the health sciences, engineering technology, and alternative fuels to automotive technology, business and marketing, and culinary and hospitality. Students in the comparison group attended regular comprehensive high schools.

This report contains the findings of the Oregon Applied Academics research and development project which spanned three academic years from 2010 through 2013. The overall purpose of the project was to develop and implement a technical math course that would meet graduation requirements and improve student performance.

This study examined the relationship of community college programs and services to retention of students in four community colleges, with an emphasis on determining whether outcomes vary for students in occupational programs and how student characteristics moderate these effects, with the goal of determining what is correlated with success.