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ERIC Number: ED581092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
2014 Overview of the State of Charter Authorizing
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
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 school authorizing. The 2014 survey asked authorizers to complete 113 questions across a range of topics related to charter school authorizing, including application practices, renewal decision-making, and ongoing oversight practices. Findings from the 2013-2014 school year illustrate a 50% increase in the number of authorizers using at least 90% of NACSA's recommended 12 Essential Practices. But, with less than 90% of authorizers stating that they use a mission for quality authorizing, initial five-year contract charter terms, written annual reports, and an expert panel to review applications, there is still work to be done.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers. 105 West Adams Street Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-376-2300; Fax: 312-376-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Charter School Authorizers