Friday April 18th 2014

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.

Kentucky Strategies

In Kentucky, the KCSS is working to gather information on programs utilized across the Commonwealth based on a research-based Conceptual Framework. KCSS funded programs are monitored through reports and monitoring visits, through these site visits and other means.

National Strategies