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ERIC Number: ED545470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-4
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Innovations in Arizona's Accountability Policies and Frameworks for Alternative Schools
Schlessman, Amy
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, USA, Apr 3-7, 2014)
This study presents Arizona's innovations in academic accountability policy and academic accountability frameworks for alternative schools. A timeline of statutes and regulations including the State Board of Education approved alternative school definition provides Arizona's context for alternative school accountability policy and frameworks. Arizona is relatively unique with its development of two state-level accountability frameworks for alternative schools. In addition to presentation of the Arizona Department of Education's (ADE) Alternative A-F model and the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS) Academic Framework for Alternative Schools, this study offers a comparison of the two systems. Bar graphs present two years, fiscal years 2012 and 2013, of accountability results. Correlation coefficients for both years show a strong correlation between ADE's Alternative A-F and ASBCS' Academic Framework. This analysis provides empirical findings that will help further discussion of these innovations in policies and frameworks leading to more appropriate accountability for alternative education campuses. (Contains 4 tables and 14 figures .)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona