The Charter Center is committed to a sector built upon accountability and results for kids. Accordingly, we have conducted an analysis of New York City charter school state test scores that will allow the public to better understand the performance of individual schools and the sector overall. It is our hope that this report spurs conversations, further investigation and best practice sharing.
Many school districts underutilize one of the most powerful and common symbol systems available to them—numbers—to monitor, evaluate, and revise programs and policies. In this abstract from Education Leadership, a trio of authors examine new ways for school leaders and teachers to make the most of the data available to them.
The latest report from the New York City Charter Schools Evaluation Project compares the academic performance of charter school students with that of their peers who attempted to enroll in charter schools but were not selected in a random lottery. This method allows the researchers to isolate the effect of attending a charter school, without being concerned that factors related to the decision to apply to a charter school are really driving achievement differences.
This assessment matrix aids in the assessment of a Charter School Board's effectiveness. Leadership Roles, Board Composition, Meetings and Committees are graded in three levels: Strong, Satisfactory and Weak.
A Grade-Level Team Meeting is a procedure for principals to use as they lead grade-level teachers in analyzing and acting upon student data. This meeting should take place once a month with the principal acting as the facilitator and the school reading coach acting as the notetaker. This form faciliates that meeting.
This white paper from Brian Carpenter of the National Charter Schools Institute examines some of the reasons why school boards can be dysfunctional.
The New York City Charter School Center has created this 3 part series on developing a Board of Trustees for new charter schools. This presentation shows how a school can develop academic and financial dashboards to help inform timely decision-making for school leaders and board members.
In June 2010, The NewTeacher Project (TNTP) partnered with 37 charter school campuses in Washington, D.C. to conduct an analysis of their talent management practices. The goal was to create an index of Instructional Culture that would help uncover what sets top performing charter school teachers apart.
This document accompanies the presentaion Basic Data & Assessment.
A dashboard is an essential tool for charter school leaders and the board. This presentation will help you build a dashboard for your charter school.