Accountable Activities for Alternative Education Programs
For purposes of determining class group size for alternative education programs, instruction must be provided by a teacher as defined in OAR 581-023-0006 (Student Accounting Records and State Reporting). For purposes of determining class group size, instruction may not be provided by an “Educational Assistant” or “Instructional Assistant” who provides support to a teacher.
Alternative education programs must provide accountable activities. Accountable activities are defined as one or more of the following as approved by the school district by contract:
Small group instruction;
Large group instruction;
Personal growth and development instruction;
Counseling and guidance;
Computer assisted instruction;
Cooperative work experience and/or supervised work experience;
Instructional activities provided by institutions accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges;
Supervised community service activities performed as part of the instructional program; and
Supervised independent study in accordance with a student’s educational goals including classroom or equivalent work supervised by school district officials that serve as one component of the student’s educational plan and profile and not the entire part. Examples of this include required and elective courses, supervised independent study, career-related learning experiences, and project based learning.
Programs must provide instruction based on academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education and must ensure students participate in district and state assessments of achievement for the grade level(s) the program serves and must: