Current Research: A Longitudinal Study of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success Initiative

Current Research: A Longitudinal Study of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success Initiative

Jul 2009

A Podcast with Cathy Hammond

Cathy Hammond, research associate for A Longitudinal Study of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success Initiative, speaks in this podcast about how this study seeks to assess the extent to which the implementation of a state policy requiring school reform through career-focused planning and education impacts students and results in reforms in public high schools. The following four primary research objectives guide the study's design:

  1. To assess the impact of implementation of this state policy on the development of career-focused programs of study in high schools,
  2. To assess the impact of community resources on implementation of this state policy and the development of programs of study in high schools,
  3. To examine the impact of implementation of this state policy on expected high school and postsecondary outcomes, and
  4. To identify factors that contribute to the development of successful career-focused programs of study, whether components of the state policy or other types of elements.