AZ-AEC Presents at the 2019 NAEA National Conference
Appropriately assessing the educational impact of alternative education campuses is a challenge for states and school districts. Alternative education advocates have worked tirelessly in Arizona on an appropriate state accountability framework recently approved by the State Board of Education. School leaders through the state association, Arizona Alternative Education Consortium, advocated for appropriate indicators and measures supported by research and position papers from respected national organizations including National Dropout and the NAEA. This presentation shares Arizona’s framework and illustrations of promising practices from alternative schools as they meet the framework’s expectations. Over half of the data needed for the framework requires school self-reporting. School leaders talk about the challenges of collecting data and the ultimate benefit for students when data are used to improve instruction and services.Tips for effective advocacy are provided to support the ongoing process of Advocacy, Education, and Collaboration.