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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2020
States use their accountability systems to identify low-performing schools, which can receive added support and are expected to improve. Alternative schools serve students whose needs are not met in a regular school. They often serve at-risk students who are struggling academically or behaviorally. Given this unique population, the Government…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Assessment, Accountability, Nontraditional Education
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
Roughly 270,000 school-aged youth were in foster care at the end of fiscal year 2017. Youth in foster care may change schools frequently, which can negatively affect their academic achievement. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), enacted in 2015, reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and included provisions to improve…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Student Mobility, At Risk Students, Student Placement