OCID has released a new analysis, Students Enrolled in Oregon’s Public Alternative Education Schools, a high-level description of students who had been enrolled in public alternative education schools. Previously, little statewide information had been previously examined regarding students attending these schools.

Administrative data collected by various publicly funded programs serving these students (e.g. Medicaid, Head Start, child welfare) were examined first by the social constructs of race and ethnicity categories, and then by sex/gender and disability status. This analysis is an initial step to better understand students in public alternative education schools and provide a foundation for further research.