Alternative Education

Best Practices & Promising Programs

Across the nation, the spotlight on school safety issues has created a strong interest in identifying programs that work. Program evaluation is an important tool in improving the quality of a program and identifying its value for replication or expansion. The United States Department of Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools office recommends using research-based programs that meet four identifiable Principles of Effectiveness. The KCSS has identified criteria which exemplify Best Practices and Successful Programs.