ERIC Number: ED485474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Legislative Report on Charter Schools. Statutory Report Series.
Decker, Paula Crandall; Geraghty, Lisa; Wendt, Sharon
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the actions taken on new charter school petitions or proposals. This report offers a summary of charter school activity in the 426 Wisconsin school districts during the 2002-2003 school year. The data is based upon an electronic survey administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), document review, and follow up phone calls. As required by s. 115.28 (49), Wis. Stats., the department is required to submit this report to the Legislature in the manner provided under s. 13.172 (2), Wis. Stats., regarding the status of existing charter schools, the number of petitions for new charter schools, and school board as well as departmental action on petitions for new charter schools. An electronic survey was administered to 426 Wisconsin public school district superintendents in the state. Using a mixed mode methodology that included a survey, emails, letters and phone calls, a 100 percent response rate was achieved. Document review included federal charter school grant applications and annual charter school publications. Additionally, follow-up phone calls were made to districts that submitted federal charter school grant applications or were identified as members of a consortium on a grant application submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and not reported on the electronic survey. Appended are: (1) Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Charter School Contract Reviewer Benchmarks; (2) letter to from Elizabeth Burmaster; and (3) Charter School Proposal Report. [Document prepared by School Management Services.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.