Let us presume that Spectrum is dead. Nevermind if you think that's a good thing or a bad thing. Our views on that topic simply don't matter.
What does matter, however, are students working beyond Standards in need of an appropriate academic opportunity.
So let's hear the ideas for how to provide an appropriate academic opportunity for students working beyond Standards if ability grouping is off the menu.
A number of solutions have been proposed over the years: differentiated instruction, project-based learning, individualized instruction on computers, MTSS, parallel curricula, and grade skipping - just to name a few. Which of these work and can be reliably implemented? Let's hear your answers.
The only answers that are not allowed are ability grouping and doing nothing. The District and the majority of the schools - for whatever reason - are opposed to ability grouping so don't suggest that. Please don't pretend that the general education classroom reliably serves students working beyond Standards - we know that it does not. That suggestion would be tantamount to suggesting that we do nothing, and it is unconscionable to propose that some students simply go untaught, so don't suggest that either.
Plan A has been rejected. What is Plan B?