Is Alternative School Placement an Educational Scarlet Letter

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand teacher perceptions of students attending alternative school.
  2. learn how to improve the experience of students returning from alternative school.
  3. help teachers change their perception of students returning from alternative school.


This research study aims to evaluate how teachers perceive students who have been placed in an disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP). The data will provide a platform for discussion among novice and experienced practitioners, as well as scholars, on the use, and possible misuse, of mandatory and discretionary placement as participants will learn how educators perceive students who have been to alternative school and which factors might affect these judgments.



Karen Ji, Baylor University
Samantha Crawford, Baylor University
Caleb O. Troncoso, Baylor University


Eric L. Robinson


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