Resources & Research

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Authorizer SPED Rubric for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) - Word Version

This rubric for LEAs was developed by Lauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil for authorizers to build their capacity to support development and maintenance of high-quality special education programs.

For the PDF version of the toolkit, please go here.

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Authorizer SPED Rubric for Non-Local Education Agencies (Non-LEAs) - Word Version

This rubric for NON-LEAs was developed by Lauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil for authorizers to build their capacity to support development and maintenance of high-quality special education programs.

For the PDF version of the toolkit, please go here.

Toolkit |

Authorizer SPED Rubric for Non-Local Education Agencies (Non-LEAs)

This rubric for NON-LEAs was developed by Lauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil for authorizers to build their caacity to support development and maintenance of high-quality special education programs.

For the Word version of this resource, go here.

Toolkit |

Authorizer SPED Rubric for Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

This rubric for LEAs was developed by Lauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil for authorizers to build their capacity to support development and maintenance of high-quality special education programs.

For the word version of the toolkit, please go here.

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Special Education Start-Up and Implementation Tools for Charter School Leaders and Special Education Managers

This user-friendly guidebook and toolkit was developed by special education experts to support charter school leaders and special education managers as they build special education programs to serve students with disabilities. The document helps charter school educators understand what they need to know about special education topics and then connects them to helpful resources and tools, including sample job descriptions, performance evaluation forms and file checklists.

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Helping English Language Learners Meet the New Common Core State Standards: What Do Charter School Educators Need to Know?

This presentation was delivered at the 2012 National Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis. This informative session was designed to help charter school educators who do not have a great deal of experience with English language learners (ELLs) better understand the characteristics of the ELL population, what the research says about what works for ELLs, and how teachers can provide ELLs with a variety of supports to help them access grade-level academic content.

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Resources for Charter School Educators: Students With Interrupted Formal Education

The National Charter School Resource Center created this list of resources for charter school educators who would like to learn more about students with interrupted formal education (SIFEs). SIFEs are a subgroup of English language learners who have recently immigrated to the United States and, for a variety of reasons, have gaps in their formal education. Explore these resources to learn more about the unique needs of SIFEs and best practices to meet their needs.

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Evaluating Charter School Principals

Originally produced by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality with support from the U.S. Department of Education, this toolkit has been updated and tailored for the charter school sector in November 2011 by the National Charter School Resource Center. The toolkit includes a scenario, tips and cautions for implementing a principal evaluation system, and several research-based strategies.

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Using Performance-Based Value-Added Models to Identify and Support High-Quality Teachers in Charter School Contexts

This toolkit, originally written by Jane Coggshall, Ph.D., Jeffrey Max, and Katherine Bassett for the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, was updated by Jenni Fetters of the American Institutes for Research in November 2011 specifically for the National Charter School Resource Center.

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Enhancing Teacher Leadership in Charter Schools

Originally produced by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, this toolkit of resources for developing teacher leadership has been updated as of November 2011 and adapted specifically for charter schools. The document has tips and tools for implementing a teacher leadership program in a charter school and includes a scenario, research-based strategies for developing teacher leadership, and a list of specific resources for each strategy.