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ERIC Number: ED534083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-17
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
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A Comparison of State Alternative Education Accountability Policies and Frameworks
Schlessman, Amy; Hurtado, Kelly
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Apr 13-Apr 17, 2012)
The purpose of this policy study was to report descriptive research on state-level policy and frameworks for accountability systems of alternative education in the United States. The six states; California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, and North Carolina; identified in the 2010 Jobs for the Futures policy analysis of alternative education comprised the purposive sample. Data was gathered from specified webpages and clarification with staff at state departments of education and Oklahoma's statewide evaluation of alternative education. Findings summarize the categories used for defining "at/high risk" students and describe each state framework for alternative education accountability. Pie charts of 2011 state labeling show results in states where data was available. A comparison matrix provides access to information on alternative education accountability policy and frameworks. This preliminary research provides information to inform state-level policy as decisions are made regarding alternative education accountability. Further research is needed to provide additional context through longitudinal analysis of state alternative education accountability labels. (Contains 8 figures and 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Florida; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Texas; United States