ERIC Number: ED465209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Charter Schools in Colorado, 2000-01: The Characteristics, Status and Performance Record of Colorado Charter Schools.
This document reports and analyzes information on Colorado charter schools for the 2000-01 school year. Eleven parts cover various aspects of these schools: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Colorado Charter Schools Act"; (3) "State Board of Education Disposition of Appeals"; (4) "The Characteristics of Colorado Charter Schools"; (5) "Characteristics of Colorado Charter School Students"; (6) "Governance of Colorado Charter Schools"; (7) "Colorado Charter School Teachers and Administrators"; (8) "Measure of Charter School Performance"; (9) "Waivers"; (10) "Financial Issues in Colorado Charter Schools"; and (11) "Voices from the Field." Highlights for the 2000-01 school year include: 77 charter schools operated in the state, which represented 4.6 percent of all public schools; 20,155 students were enrolled, representing 2.8 percent of total public-school enrollment; the average student-to-teacher ratio was 14.25 to 1; 60 percent of the charter schools used a recognized national reform model as the foundation of their educational program; racial/ethnic minority students made up 26.3 percent of the total charter-school enrollment; many charter schools have extensive waiting lists, and the majority of them have consistently demonstrated high rates of parent satisfaction and have met or exceeded their reenrollment goals; and 28 charter schools received startup/implementation grants totaling $3,770,000. An appendix contains the Colorado Charter Schools Evaluation Data Matrix 2000-01 and a list of focus-group questions. (RT)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado