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Rausch, M. Karega; Conlan, Sean; Tracewski, Sherry – National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2017
Improving the quality of charter school authorizing is critical for improving the quality of charter schools and the outcomes experienced by students and communities. As every charter school has an authorizer, improvement in authorizing has the power to be among the most significant catalysts in creating many more high-quality schools and closing…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Governance, Educational Administration, Institutional Evaluation
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2015
Charter school authorizing is a powerful strategy for making excellent public schools and educational opportunities available to all students. Done well, charter authorizing increases student achievement by expanding the supply of quality public schools to satisfy unmet needs--particularly by providing life-changing opportunities for students…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standards, Institutional Autonomy, Quality Control
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2014
Since 2008, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has annually surveyed the nation's authorizers. Survey findings provide an annual measuring stick for those in the field of authorizing, and they help education decision makers, foundations, legislators, and researchers inform their understanding of the field of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Surveys, Decision Making
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012
Charter school authorizing is a powerful strategy for making excellent public schools and educational opportunities available to all students. Done well, charter authorizing increases student achievement by expanding the supply of quality public schools to satisfy unmet needs--particularly by providing life-changing opportunities for students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Charter Schools, Guidance
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
Authorizers are as varied as the schools they oversee. Some are responsible for just one charter, while others monitor hundreds of charters serving tens of thousands of students. Some are school districts, while others are independent statewide boards, universities, not-for-profits, or state education agencies. Regardless of their size and type,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Best Practices, Scoring
O'Neill, Paul T. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
Authorizers must decide whether a proposed school should be allowed to open and whether it should be required to close. To enable authorizers to serve as quality gatekeepers for the sector, state policy must give authorizers clear power to deny low-quality charter school applications and to close charter schools that fail to meet expectations. At…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Decision Making, Best Practices, State Policy
O'Neill, Paul T. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
The authority to operate a charter school is granted through a limited-term, renewable contract. Contract renewal is not automatic--it must be earned through strong academic results and operational effectiveness. Good schools should be cultivated and poor ones shut down. This is one of the definitive functions of a charter school authorizer. This…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Best Practices, State Policy, Certification
Haft, William – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2004
The charter renewal decision is one of the most significant high stakes decision in public education. It determines the continuing existence or termination of a school. It has the potential to be a celebration of the accomplishments and success of a school--and its students--that was built from the ground up a few years earlier. In some sense, the…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, State Legislation, Accountability, Charter Schools