This is SRI International's third annual evaluation report on the progress of the California Linked Learning District Initiative ("the Initiative"). This annual report offers preliminary findings about student outcomes in four selected Linked Learning districts, focusing on those pathways that have satisfied the ConnectEd certification requirements. It differs substantially
from its two predecessors, which focused exclusively on implementation of the Linked Learning approach in nine participating California school districts during the Initiative's formative years. In addition to presenting analyses of student outcomes data, this report draws on the rich sources of qualitative and survey data collected for the evaluation to assess Linked Learning implementation progress and to describe the fullness of the Linked Learning student experience. The report is organized into two parts. The first part of the report focuses on the implementation of district systems to support the core Linked Learning components and the establishment of policies and practices that lead to equitable pathway choice. In the second part of the report, we examine whether students' experiences resulted in improved engagement and achievement compared with similar peers in their districts.