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ERIC Number: ED580813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Ohio
Hesla, Kevin; Johnson, Jessica M.; Chambers, Darlene; Truett, Jesse; Conry, Julie; Hatt, Trint; Holliman, RaShaun; Ziebarth, Todd
National Charter School Resource Center
In the spring of 2015, the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (the League), the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS), and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (the Alliance) collaborated to collect data and information about charter school facilities and facilities expenditures in the state of Ohio. The data collection in Ohio was supported by the Charter School Facilities Initiative (CSFI), which is a national project developed by the League to research charter school facilities and facilities expenditures across the country. The information contained in this report is based on survey, measurement, and enrollment data collected for the 2014-15 school year. The initial identification of survey participants, data collection via on-site building visits and online surveys, data analysis and report production covered a period of approximately 14 months. The policy conclusions are based on the charter school facility landscape in Ohio, the national facility landscape, and the collective expertise of the NCSRC, the League, OAPCS, and the Alliance. All results presented in this report are from the 81 percent (277) of Ohio's 343 brick and mortar charter school facilities that participated in this initiative in 2014-15. For additional information on survey participation please see Appendix A. The sample of brick and mortar charter schools is representative of the state in terms of region, school type, and management type. Academic performance data was not collected as part of this project. Therefore, an analysis between facility quality, amenities and academic performance was not within the scope of this research and report. In Ohio, site-based public charter schools, commonly called brick and mortar schools, are those in which students physically attend classes. Site-based public charter schools can be general or special education and/or dropout prevention and recovery schools. According to the Ohio Department of Education's Annual Community Schools Report, approximately 94 percent of charter schools in Ohio were site-based. The facility needs, enrollment size, and learning environment for charter schools are often based on the focus area and school type. According to Ohio Department of Education's Fall Enrollment Data, Ohio's public charter schools served nearly 125,000 students--or approximately 7 percent of all public school students statewide.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) at Safal Partners; Colorado League of Charter Schools; National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS)
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDOII13C0065