Nevada Alternative Performance Framework (APF)

The Nevada Alternative Performance Framework (APF) was designed to collect and report data for schools that cannot or should not be rated under the Nevada School Performance Framework.  Schools rated under the APF typically fall into one of four categories:


  • Schools offering credit recovery programs
  • Schools offering behavioral/continuation programs
  • Juvenile Detention Facilities serving adjudicated youth
  • Special Education schools serving students with identified disabilities


The APF is geared for driving continuous improvement in the schools rated under the system.  The initial soft launch of the APF was for the 2016-2017 school year with no star ratings associated with the release.  Continuous releases of the APF will occur in the fall of 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Which schools are rated?

Special Education Schools

Helen J. Stewart School

John F. Miller School

Miley Achievement Center

Variety School


Behavior/Continuation Schools

Burk Horizon/Sunset High School

Cowan Academic Center

Cowan Sunset High School

Morris Sunset High School

Peterson Academic Center

South Academic Center

Desert Rose High School


Juvenile Detention Schools

Juvenile Detention Center

Spring Mountain Youth Camp


Performance Indicators Measured Under the APF*


Status measures student participation rate and academic proficiency on the State mandated assessments.


Attendance measures student attendance and absenteeism within a given school year.


Academic Progress measures the degree to which students enrolled are successfully completing courses in which they are enrolled. This includes credit earning rates and achievement of Individualized Educational Program (IEP) goals.


Graduation measures the extent to which students successfully complete, or make substantial progress, toward completion of high school.


Student Engagement measures the extent to which students are engaged in the educational process.


Planning for Success measures student success toward a career, college, and life pathway.


*Measures vary by school.

Download APF School Reports

2016-2017 School Year

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