EVOLVING DEFINITIONS OF EXCELLENCE
A common incorrect criticism of charter schools is the lack of accountability. However, authorizing is designed to ensure charter schools have high standards of accountability. And authorizers are going above and beyond to hold schools accountable for reading/math results and so much more.
“A school’s mission is a promise to families. It’s an authorizers job to make sure the school upholds that promise.”
–Erin Anderson, Dir. Of Charter School Authorizing, Osprey Wilds
Data included in this section are indicators of school quality authorizers are using for formal accountability (e.g., as part of their performance framework or contract with the school). They do not reflect other informal ways authorizers or schools may use this data.
MEASURES OF SCHOOL QUALITY AUTHORIZERS ARE USING
PERCENT OF AUTHORIZERS USING MEASURES OF SCHOOL QUALITY
Authorizers are using a wide range of of information to assess school quality.
AUTHORIZER ACCESS TO COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS DATA*
Many authorizers don’t have access to the data necessary to assess student readiness for opportunities beyond K-12.
*These percentages are self-reported by authorizers.