CHOICES FOR PARENTS
Innovations In Education: Supporting Charter School Excellence Through Quality Authorizing
June 2007
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1 National Association of Charter School Authorizers. 2005. Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing. Chicago, Il.: Author.

2 Central Michigan University Center for Charter Schools. 2006. NCLB Charter Schools Leaders' Guide. Mount Pleasant, Mich.: Author. Available at http://www.cmucso.org/charter.asp?link=administrators/index.htm. Last accessed on May 22, 2007.

3 Central Michigan University Center for Charter Schools. 2005. Individualized Performance Reviews Assessment. Mount Pleasant, Mich.: Author. Available at http://www.cmucso.org/Lead/oversight/Model/IPRAssessment.pdf. Last accessed on Feb. 26, 2007.

4 Central Michigan University Center for Charter Schools. 1999. Educational Service Provider Policies. Mount Pleasant, Mich.: Author. Available at http://www.cmucso.org/Lead/oversight/Model/ESPPolicies.pdf. Last accessed on Feb. 26, 2007.

5 More information about the Authorizer Oversight Information System is available from the Central Michigan University Center for Charter Schools at http://cmucso.org/charter.asp? link=Lead/Accountability/aois.htm&Menu=a=3+b=2. Last accessed on Feb. 26, 2007.

6 Office of the Mayor, City of Indianapolis. Charter Schools Operating Procedures. Available at http://www.indygov.org/eGov/Mayor/Education/Charter/Schools/operating. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

7 Ley, J. 1999. Charter Starters Leadership Training Workbook 1: Start-up Logistics. Portland, Ore.: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Available at http://www.nwrel.org/charter/Workbook/cs_workbook1.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

8 This internal policy is not available in published form.

9 Smarick, A. 2005. Original Intent: What Legislative History Tells Us About the Purposes of Chartering. Washington, D.C.: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

10 Mark Mills (Executive Producer). 2004, December 21. "Greater Boston with Emily Rooney: Eye on Education: Roxbury Charter High Faces Closing" [Television broadcast]. Boston: WGBH. Available at http://www.greaterboston.tv/features/eoe_20041221_rchs.html. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

11 Massachusetts, Charter School Law, Massachusetts General Law (1993), chap. 71, sec. 89.

12 Massachusetts Department of Education. 2004. Guidelines for Writing Charter School Accountability Plans. Malden, Mass.: Author. Available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/charter/guides/acctplan_guidelines.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

13 Massachusetts Department of Education. 2006. Opening Procedures Handbook: A Guide for Boards of Trustees and Leaders of New Charter Schools. Malden, Mass.: Author. Available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/charter/guides/ophandbook.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

14 Central Michigan University Center for Charter Schools. 1999. Educational Service Provider Policies. Available at http://www.cmucso.org/Lead/oversight/Model/ESPPolicies.pdf. Last accessed on Feb. 26, 2007.

15 Depending on a particular state's charter school law, these regulations might include requirements regarding health and safety, reporting, student admission, curriculum, length of school day or year, teacher certification, and so on. For more on this issue, see U.S.Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary. 2004. Evaluation of the Public Charter Schools Program: Final Report. Washington, D.C.: Author. Available at http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/choice/pcsp-final/finalreport.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

16 Massachusetts Department of Education. 2004. Guidelines for Writing Charter School Accountability Plans. Malden, Mass.: Author. Available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/charter/guides/acctplan_guidelines.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

17 For example, see Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Education, May 24, 2005. Available at http://www.doemass.org/boe/minutes/05/0524reg.doc. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007. Also see Hooper, K. 2005, oct. 6. "City orders a charter school shut." Indianapolis Star, p. A01.

18 Massachusetts Department of Education. 2004, Dec. 14. "Commissioner to Recommend Immediate Closure of Roxbury Charter High School" [press release]. Available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.asp?id=2162. Last accessed Jan. 25, 2007. Also see Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Education. 2005. Hearing Officer's Initial Decision In the Matter of Roxbury Charter High School for Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. Available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/charter/news/2005/rchs_hearingdecision.doc. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

19 For example, see Lake, R. 2006, Feb. Holding Charter Authorizers Accountable: Why It Is Important and How It Might Be Done. National Charter School Research Project (NCSRP) White Paper Series, no 1. Seattle, Wash.: Center on Reinventing Public Education. Available at http://www.ncsrp.org/downloads/nCSRP_AuthAcct_WPno1_Feb06web.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007. Also see Palmer, L.B. and Gau, R. 2003, June. Charter School Authorizing: Are States Making the Grade? Washington, d.C.: Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

20 For a discussion of these issues, see Lake, R. 2006, Feb. Holding Charter Authorizers Accountable: Why It Is Important and How It Might Be Done. National Charter School Research Project (NCSRP) White Paper Series, No 1. Seattle, Wash.: Center on Reinventing Public Education. Available at http://www.ncsrp.org/downloads/ nCSRP_AuthAcct_WPno1_Feb06web.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

21 See Ziebarth, T. 2006. Stunting Growth: The Impact of State-imposed Caps on Charter Schools. Washington, D.C.: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

22 Michigan Revised School Code (1996), sec. 380.502.

23 City of Indianapolis, Office of the Mayor. 2005. Charter School Accountability Handbook for Mayor-sponsored Charter Schools, 4th Edition. Indianapolis, Ind.: Author. Available at http://www.indygov.org/nR/rdonlyres/3B3431BC-A372 -49C2-A2BF-465C73C6309A/0/IndyAccountabilityHandbook121506.pdf. Last accessed on June 13, 2007.

24 Massachusetts Department of Education. 2006. Massachusetts Charter School Achievement Comparison Study: An Analysis of 2001-2005 MCAS Performance. Malden, Mass.: Author. Available at http://www.doe .mass.edu/charter/reports/datastudy/report.pdf. Last accessed on May 18, 2007.

25 Ibid.

26 For further information about how Massachusetts Defines these criteria, see Massachusetts Department of Education. 2006. Massachusetts Charter School Common School Performance Criteria. Malden, Mass.: Author. Available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/charter/guides/ commoncriteria.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

27 Massachusetts Department of Education. 2006. Massachusetts Charter School Achievement Comparison Study: An Analysis of 2001-2005 MCAS Performance. Malden, Mass.: Author. Available at http://www.doe .mass.edu/charter/reports/datastudy/report.pdf. Last accessed on May 18, 2007.

28 New York City Center for Charter School Excellence. 2005. 2004/2005 Annual Report. New York: Author. Available at http://www.nycchartercenter.org/annual_ report.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

29 The University of the State of New York and the State Education Department. 2003. Report to the Governor, the Temporary President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the Assembly on the Educational Effectiveness of the Charter School Approach in New York State. Available at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/psc/5yearreport/ fiveyearreport.htm. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

30 See the Web site of New York City Center for Charter School Excellence at http://www.nycchartercenter.org/ about.html. Last accessed on Jan. 25, 2007.

31 Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York. 2006, May/June. Charter Facts. New York: Author.

32 For more information, contact the D.C. Public Charter School Board at 202-328-2660 or dcpublic@ dcpubliccharter.com.

33 Ley, J. 1999. Charter Starters Leadership Training Workbook 1: Start-up Logistics. Portland, Ore.: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Available at http:// www.nwrel.org/charter/Workbook/cs_workbook1.pdf. Last accessed on Jan. 24, 2007.

34 Filby, n. 2006. Approach to Methodological Rigor in the Innovation Guides. Working paper. San Francisco: WestEd.


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