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Career Academies
Dropout Prevention

Career Academies were found to have potentially positive effects on completing school and no discernible effects on staying in school or progressing in school for high-school aged youth.

Career Academies are school-within-school programs operating in high schools. Students in Career Academies take both career-related and academic courses and acquire work experience through partnerships with local employers.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
9
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Completing school Potentially positive effects 9-12
 
 
11
Progressing in school No discernible effects 9-12 --
Staying in school Potentially positive effects 9-12
 
 
6

Last Updated: September 2015

Race

Black
30%
White
6%
Not specified
7%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
56%
Not Hispanic
44%

Gender

Male: 44%
Female: 58%

English Learners

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8%

Delivery Method

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School

Locations

PA, DC, FL, MD, TX, CA
Northeast, South, West


Related Resources

This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-IES-13-C-0010.

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