The report, Over-Age, Under-Credited Students and Public Charter Schools describes the role of charter schools in dropout recovery efforts across the Country. The NAPCS study utilizes an extensive research base to describe the challenges of serving dropouts in terms of limited school options and economic burdens. The report provides case studies to highlight five successful strategies for dropout recovery: competency-based progression; project-based learning; real-world application; flexible calendars and holistic student supports.
The NAPCS report recommends four policies at the state and national level to support re-engaging America’s most underserved students:
1. Understanding the population and what works by collecting relevant data;
2. Facilitating partnerships for providing comprehensive wrap around services;
3. Providing equitable funding; and
4. Allowing alternative accountability measures.
These policies are consistent with those contained in the 2012 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum Recommendations. Representatives of the featured schools will be in attendance at this year’s Alternative Accountability Policy Forum in San Diego, California on November 14th and 15th.
Download the report, Over-Age, Under-Credited Students and Public Charter Schools.