SPR has over 20 years of experience conducting mixed-methods education evaluations ranging from early childhood to early college for nonprofit and public sector clients. We pride ourselves in our long-standing commitment to equity in education, and bring an equity lens to every stage of our work. In addition to traditional evaluation services, we act as critical thought partners for our clients to help them utilize evaluation in order to advance their own continuous improvement and effectiveness.

Project Spotlight: California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Program in San Diego County

California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Program in San Diego County

SPR recently completed an evaluation of San Diego County Office of Education’s California Career Pathways Trust Program (CCPT). In 2015, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) received a two-year grant of $13.1 million from the California Department of Education (CDE) to implement the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) program. The goal of the CCPT grant was to create a regional consortium that would implement sustained, regional career pathways programs that link K–12 schools, community colleges, and employers to prepare students for the 21st century workplace. The consortium was comprised of SDCOE, 17 school districts, eight community colleges, and numerous employer partners. Together, consortium members sought to strengthen existing career pathways and develop new ones in the high-demand industries of advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and information and communications technology (ICT). Through interviews, site visits, and administrative data analysis, SPR was able to document benefits of cross-sector collaboration and enhanced CTE programming on systems-level outcomes, as well as student engagement and postsecondary opportunities.

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