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Report & Recommendations of the California Advisory Task Force on Alternative Schools

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Prepared by John W. Gardner Center
Publication Date: 
September, 2020
Description: 

This report summarizes the deliberations and recommendations of the California Advisory Task Force on Alternative Schools (Task Force). The Task Force is a public service project of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities at Stanford University and is convened in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE). A central Task Force objective is to provide independent advice to the CDE and the State Board of Education (SBE) as they develop an accountability system and performance data dashboard for alternative schools, known as the Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS). The Task Force also aims to build system knowledge and consensus among policymakers, practitioners, and equity advocates about state and local accountability levers that would best incentivize instructional innovation and improve outcomes for students in alternative schools. 

Suggested citation: 

John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities. (2020). Report and recommendations of the California Advisory Task Force on Alternative Schools. Stanford, CA: John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities.

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Location: 
Statewide
Policy area: 
College, Career, and Civic Readiness