The 2014 Conference Proceedings developed by WestEd's BethAnn Berliner and Lori Van Houton includes Ten Policy and Practice Priorities to improve outcomes for at-risk students and the schools that serve them.
This year's Alternative Accountability Policy Forum presentations will provide concrete examples of how those policies and practices are being carried out across the Country.
Read the WestEd report and come participate in a unique professional development experience.
Federal and State Policy:
Practical and Promising Recommendations
- Focus on Individual Student Learning Gains
- Use Multiple Metrics of Individual Student Progress
- Allow and Alternative Cohort for Dropout Recovery Graduation Rates
- Measure Reengagement Without Penalty
- Equitably Fund Alternative Schools that Serve At-Risk Students
Schools, Districts and Charter Authorizers:
Practical and Promising Practices
- Adopt a Flexible School Day and Calendar
- Provide Wraparound Supports
- Offer a Competency-Based Academic Program
- Differentiate and Individualize Instruction
- Deliver a Relevant Curriculum
If you would like to share your expertise on one of the 10 policies or practices listed in the WestEd Report, submit your presentation proposal now.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Comments from Last Year's Attendees:
- "For me, the session really represented the essence of the forum - learning from best practices in alternative accountability."
- "This presentation needs to be in front of policy makers at state agencies."
- "This was an amazing and enlightening workshop. Thank you!"
Join RAPSA Today and earn a $50 savings on November Policy Forum Registration
Join us in teaching, learning and advocating on behalf of at promise students and save $50 off the registration price for the November 15-17 Policy Forum. Your membership provides targeted professional development webinars and other special events throughout the year. Join us to support reports and training about dropout recovery, alternative accountability, noncognitive skills, social emotional learning and other issues critical to the success of at-promise students.
RAPSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on professional development for education leaders serving reengaged dropouts, opportunity youth, and other "at-promise" students.
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For more information about the Policy Forum, contact Ernie Silva at 916.449.8919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.