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Annual Evaluation Report Guidelines

Guidelines to assist educators responsible for evaluating alternative schools and programs of choice.
Annual evaluation reports are required for each alternative school established under California Education Code (EC) sections 58500–58512. The EC Section 58510 states:

Each district operating an alternative school shall annually evaluate such school. The evaluation shall include testing of basic skills for student participants, and must identify the variables which may have affected student academic achievement. The process of evaluation shall also include teacher, parent, and student input from the alternative school itself. These evaluation reports shall be sent to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on or before August 1st of the following year and shall be annually reviewed by persons designated by the superintendent who are not employed by the district operating the alternative.

When to Submit Annual Evaluation Reports

The law requires that the data, findings, conclusions, and recommendations from the annual evaluation process be reported to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on or before August 1 following the close of the school year. The annual evaluation report should be presented to the local school district governing board before it is forwarded to the California Department of Education.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 22, 2022