AYPF explores questions about Alternative education: What exactly is alternative education? How are graduation rates calculated for alternative schools? How should we hold them accountable? 

This level of personalization described above may not always align with a one-size fits all assessment and accountability system. However, given the unprecedented authority and flexibility states now have under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to develop systems that are responsive to student needs, policy leaders can use this opportunity to think more strategically about questions that better reflect the student populations served in alternative settings.