Resources & Research

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Common Core State Standards Resource List

The implementation of the rigorous, research-based, globally-benchmarked Common Core State Standards will significantly impact the curriculum, instruction, assessment and resources of charter schools.

The National Charter School Resource Center has developed a resource list for charter schools looking for assistance in implementing the Common Core standards and assessments resources.

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Virtual Schools: Assessing Progress and Accountability

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A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, 2013

This December 2013 report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranks places across the country based on the number and percentage of students enrolled in charter schools. It is the eighth annual edition of the report.

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Profiles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: Fourteenth Edition – 2011-2012

This November 2013 report from the National Education Policy Center describes the landscape of educational management companies (EMOs) across the country, including their role with charter schools. The report provides trend analyses and data breakdowns by state and EMO size and type, as well as profiles for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

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Performance Framework Orientation and Use

This presentation provides an introduction to the Core Performance Framework and Guidance developed by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) to support charter school evaluation and a summary of the adaptation and use of the framework in New Jersey. The presentation  outlines key elements of the framework and offers examples of renewal data and analyses for two sample New Jersey schools.

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The Road to Charter School Quality

This presentation by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) provides analyses of charter school performance and comparisons to traditional district schools, including breakouts by state and student demographics. The presentation covers patterns in school performance and expansion, and trends for charter management organizations.

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Michigan Operator Primer on Special Education in Public School Academies (PSA)

The newly updated Michigan Operator Primer for Special Education in Public School Academies (PSAs, the name for charter schools in the state) includes sections on the pre-authorization stage; preparing for start-up; operating a public school academy; accountability, data collection, and renewal; and non-renewal, revocation, and termination.