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Accountability Model

Alternative Schools Progress Model

Each School District in NC were given several options on how to include their Alternative Schools in their districts overall accountability.  Alternative school enrollment is consistently changing throughout the year, which makes it impossible to show any type of consistent growth under the current system.  The Alternative Schools Progress Model is a fair evaluation tool that leans heavily on the academic growth of each student.  This fit's our school three goals very well... Attendance, Attitude, Academics.  Here is the breakdown:

20% Student Persistence
Student Persistence is defined as the percent of alternative students who remain enrolled in any North Carolina public school through the end of the school year.

20% School Achievement 
The School Achievement component uses the following indicators: 

   *End-of-Grade (EOG) English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics 
   *Assessments at Grades 3–8 
   *EOG Science Assessments at Grades 5 and 8 
   *End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments in Biology, Math I, and English II 
   *The ACT 
   *ACT WorkKeys 
   *4-Year Graduation Rate 
   *5-Year Graduation Rate 
   *Math Course Rigor 

Three (3) years of data will be used for calculating school achievement. 

60% Growth
Growth will be calculated using an alternative growth model developed in conjunction with EVAAS. 
A change rating will be assigned to schools comparing their previous year to the current year. For 2014–15 (the baseline year), all schools will receive the same rating. 

Progressing indicates a change in the school from the previous year by at least +3 points. 

Maintaining indicates a change in the school from the previous year by -2.9 to +2.9 points. 

Declining indicates a change in the school from the previous year by at least -3 points. 

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