ERIC Number: ED500507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth: Recommended Parameters and Best Practices for Effective Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Education
This document was prepared to serve as an aid in the planning, design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Programs in Pennsylvania. School Codes and Public Laws are cited for guidance on mandatory issues. The suggestions and implementation strategies provided in this document are not requirements for Pennsylvania's Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Programs, but may be used as a tool for new program development and to assist program staff in creating new programs or modifying existing programs that are flexible and effective in helping students overcome their difficulties and address their conduct, so that they can learn, graduate, and become productive members of society. Contents include: (1) Background of Alternative Education in Pennsylvania; (2) How to Use This Document; (3) Self-Assessment Guide; (4) Additional Assistance; (5) Program Design Overview; (6) Needs Assessment/Identification of Target Population; (7) Legal Considerations; (8) Approved Private Providers; (9) Budget Design; (10) Site Selection; (11) Transportation; (12) Food Services; (13) Health Services; (14) School Climate and Environment; (15) Parental Involvement; (16) Community Partnerships; (17) Student Eligibility and Entrance Criteria; (18) Student Resources and Services; (19) Curriculum Development; (20) Staffing; (21) Instructional Practices; (22) Student Assessment: (23) Exit Criteria and Transition; (24) Annual End-of-Year Report; (25) Self-Assessment and Monitoring; and (26) Record keeping Requirements.
Descriptors: School Health Services, Curriculum Development, Program Design, Nontraditional Education, Youth Programs, Eligibility, Needs Assessment, Site Selection, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Problems, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Laws, State Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Compliance (Legal), Budgets, Transportation, Food Service, Educational Environment, School Community Relationship, Admission Criteria, Student Personnel Services, Professional Personnel, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Quality Control, Exit Examinations, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Pennsylvania Department of Education. 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-6788; Web site: http://www.pdeinfo.state.pa.us
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania