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Alternative education campus or AECs target students who will be most impacted by lengthy disruptions in daily life, such as their school unexpectedly closing. The A-GAME leadership suggests that charter authorizer provide guidance expressing your expectations and the contractual and legal requirements your schools must meet during this unprecedented time. The guidance should include academic as well as your expectations around wrap-around services, including: services for mental health, social-emotional well-being, parenting, special education, food, housing, and other life essentials. The resources and information provided here may be helpful for you and the schools you authorize to provide meaningful services to students and their families.
Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools
For charter school authorizers, alternative education campuses can be a challenge, as students tend to be highly mobile, are chronically absent, and often years behind in academic learning. Therefore, data is scarce and not reflective of all students enrolled by the AEC throughout the year. This document provides concrete recommendations and specific examples on ways to measure outcomes for AEC charter schools.
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A-GAME Guide to Evaluation
This rubric provides examples of how authorizers can rate applications to open an alternative charter school and is consistent with the guidance and recommendations put forth in the A-GAME’s Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools.
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A-GAME High Stakes Rubric for Assessing
This rubric provides an example of how authorizers can assess an application to renew an alternative charter, and is consistent with the guidance and recommendations put forth in the A-GAME’s Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools.
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"The A-GAME is equipping charter school authorizers and leaders with the resources they need to create ambitious yet attainable goals that assess school quality and effectiveness so families can make the best choices for students with the greatest needs."
Naomi Rubin DeVeaux | Vice President for Authorizing & Accountability | National Charter Schools Institute