NACSA Charter School Replication Guide: The Spectrum of Replication Options

Brief Details

Author: Paul O’Neill, Jim Ford, and Lauren Morando Rhim
Published: August 2010

Published by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, this first issue brief in a series is intended to help authorizers understand key elements involved in successful charter school replication.Charter School Replication Guide: The Spectrum of Replication Options defines the scope of replication, which the report calls “a package deal that includes all of the elements necessary to allow a freestanding charter school to reproduce its core features in a distinctly separate context.” The brief also defines different strategies for replication, including multiple schools and campuses, franchises, conversions and turnarounds, and cyber schools, and provides links to other resources.