The year long review process initiated by the Advanced Learning department is moving along. Spectrum is a bit out out of this forum's focus but since I expect the review to turn to HCC this is worth examining.
Review Phase 1
On the positive side, the parent response sections reflect real frustrations with the program and the authors were up front about the issues.
There's obviously a huge gap between these two positions.
The conclusions are disappointing in the sense that they are mostly stay the course:
I'd argue that this is what both the central staff and most principals claim is already happening on the ground especially with programs like ALO. There is no analysis on what changes would need to be taken to make a difference for students. Realistically, the way the AL department is setup it doesn't even have a mechanism for implementing any of these. Site based management means any such change is up to the 90+ principals in each building.