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ERIC Number: ED570325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
What Can States Learn about College and Career Readiness Accountability Measures from Alternative Education? Ask the CCRS Center
Deeds, Carinne; Malter, Zachary
College and Career Readiness and Success Center
This "Ask the CCRS Center Brief" provides an overview of the accountability measures used by states and districts to assess the college and career readiness of students who are educated in alternative programs and schools (defined hereafter as "alternative settings"). Alternative settings are designed to serve at-risk students by providing pathways to educational success for students whose needs are not met in traditional school environments. Accountability measures currently used in alternative settings acknowledge the differing needs of students served and offer flexibility for measuring readiness as students progress through alternative settings. Given that states now have the opportunity to design new accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), they will have the flexibility to consider the needs of, and to develop accountability measures for, students in alternative settings. Whether states develop new accountability systems for alternative settings or revise existing measures, they can use this opportunity to ensure that all students receive a high quality education that adequately prepares them for life beyond high school. This brief describes various accountability measures used in alternative settings and offers considerations for states as they move forward in designing new accountability systems under ESSA.
College and Career Readiness and Success Center. Available from: American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 800-634-0503; Fax: 202-403-5875; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College & Career Readiness & Success Center at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois (Chicago); New York (New York); Oregon (Portland); Washington