January 1, 2004

Using lessons learned and the body of knowledge from NYEC's Promising and Effective Network (PEPNet) as a foundation, the Working Group identified and established criteria of effective practice in community-based and alternative education. Using those criteria, NYEC and the Working Group then developed a draft self-assessment tool, which was field-tested and revised based on local program use and feedback. To augment the self-assessment, the Working Group also identified resources and examples of effective practice. The result is the NYEC EDNet (Education Development Network) tool in your hand.