Document Number: 7346Improving Alternative Education in California - Ten to 15% of high school kids are being educated at alternative schools with little evaluation of progress. There is some question that low performing students are often referred to alternative schools to relieve the burden of their improvement from the traditional schools, yet one quarter of high school dropouts are coming from alternative programs. This study makes recommendations to the state about how to insure accountability and maintain effective monitoring of alternative programs, to make sure that schools and districts are held responsible for the students in alternative education. (Elizabeth Hill, Legislative Analystís Office, February 2007)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)