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ERIC Number: ED564388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
An Evaluation of the Wake County Public School System Alternative Educational Options, 2009-10. E&R Report No. 10.15
Rhea, Anisa
Wake County Public School System
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) alternative educational options. The WCPSS options are similar to those in other North Carolina districts. WCPSS student outcomes based on state assessments and federal standards are also equivalent or higher than other districts, although the capacity for WCPSS students served at each alternative setting is generally lower. Students at WCPSS alternative schools receive benefits such as smaller classes and greater access to counseling services. Student data also indicate that these environments help build student resiliency. Base school personnel understand some aspects of the alternative schools, but greater transparency is needed, especially at the high school level. Additional alternative education sites are needed to better meet the needs of at-risk elementary students. Comprehensive services and settings for long-term suspended students and students with severe behavioral issues who are ineligible for special education services should also be created. Appended are: (1) Alternative Schools in Selected North Carolina Districts; (2) Base Middle School Assignments for Alternative Schools; (3) Sample Alternative Schools and Programs Survey; (4) Sampling and Survey Procedures; (5) Alternative Schools and Programs Qualitative Survey Results; (6) Student Views of Alternative Schools, Spring 2010; and (7) Alternative School Allotment Data.
Wake County Public School System. 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518. Tel: 919-431-7215; Fax: 919-431-7193; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Evaluation and Research Department
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Virginia