Reports

The National Charter School Resource Center produces in-depth reports on a breadth of topics that are important to the charter school sector. Additionally, the NCSRC also gathers informative reports from supporting education organizations.

English Learner Resources Reports30 Jan, 2017 As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve English Leaners (EL); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a corresponding... Read more
Students with Disabilities Resources Reports30 Jan, 2017 As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve students with disabilities (SWD); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a... Read more
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Ohio ReportsThe National Charter School Resource Center (Resource Center), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (League), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Alliance) and the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS)27 Jan, 2017 The National Charter School Resource Center (“Resource Center”), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (“League”), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Alliance) and... Read more
National Best Practices: Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Illinois Network of Charter Schools 21 Nov, 2016 This paper from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Illinois Network of Charter Schools highlights seven core practices that are foundational to building a... Read more
A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter Public School Communities and Their Impact on Student Outcomes ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools 3 Nov, 2016 Charter school student enrollment has tripled to 2.9 million students over the past 11 years, according to the latest National Alliance report, A Growing Movement: America’s... Read more
Apples to Apples: Common School Performance Frameworks as a Tool for Choice and Accountability ReportsSarah Yatsko, Alice Opalka, Jessica Sutter, Laura Weeldreyer, David Stewart, Center for Reinventing Public Education20 Oct, 2016 Performance Frameworks have emerged as an key “best practice” in the charter sector.  People from various perspectives are working together in some cities to develop Common School... Read more
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education ReportsAndy Smarick, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 13 Oct, 2016 The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind’s (... Read more
A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools5 Oct, 2016 A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition calls on state policymakers to strengthen the laws governing charter schools. In this revised... Read more
Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion: A Qualitative Study of Ten California Charter Schools ReportsCalifornia Charter Schools Association1 Oct, 2016 This report highlights best practices and progress in special education in charter schools across California. Its research design and shows some very compelling evidence around... Read more
Charter School Boards in the Nation’s Capital ReportsJuliet Squire and Allison Crean Davis30 Sep, 2016 Tens of thousands of individuals across the United States volunteer their time, energy, and expertise as members of charter school boards. Yet as the charter sector has grown, we’... Read more