ERIC Number: ED468570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Public Alternative Schools and Programs for Students at Risk of Education Failure: 2000-01. Statistical Analysis Report.
Kleiner, Brian; Porch, Rebecca; Farris, Elizabeth
The 2001 District Survey of Alternative Schools and Programs is a national study of public alternative schools and programs for students at risk of educational failure. It provides data on topics related to the availability of public alternative schools and programs, enrollment, staffing, and services for students. This report is based on questionnaire data from a nationally representative sample of 1,534 public school districts. Overall, 39 percent of public school districts administered at least one alternative school or program for at-risk students during the 2000-01 school year. Nearly 60 percent of these schools and programs were housed in separate facilities. About 12 percent of all students in these schools and programs were special education students with Individualized Education Programs. Student enrollment in public alternative schools and programs was highly fluid, with students removed from and returned to regular schools on an individual and daily basis. The most likely reasons for determining eligibility to return to regular school were improved attitude or behavior and student motivation to return. Most districts with alternative schools and programs hired teachers specifically to teach in them. The type of collaboration most widely reported by districts with alternative schools and programs was with the juvenile justice system. (Contains 4 figures, 14 tables, and 15 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, High Risk Students, Juvenile Justice, Nontraditional Education, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.