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Charter Renewal Process Overview

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Presentation to the Chicago Board of Education, March 28th 2012.

Presentation to the Chicago Board of Education, March 28th 2012.

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  • 1. 1 Portfolio Creating opportunity for every student, in every community. March 28th, 2012Portfolio: Creating opportunity for every student, in every community
  • 2. 2 Overview of Renewal Process Portfolio is ensuring that all schools are held to high standards. We expect all schools to prepare our students for college and career. Student achievement Renewal Site Visit as measured by the school’s performance policy Application Report Governance, Compliance Finance, and reports FacilitiesPortfolio: Creating opportunity for every student, in every community
  • 3. 3 Evaluation of Charter Networks In order to conduct a thorough evaluation of the performance of a charter – CPS evaluates the performance of the network as a whole as well as individual campuses. Renewal Decisions Campus Evaluation Network Evaluation Governance Overall Compliance Student achievement recommendations Compliance and/or campus Fiscal viability specific conditions Overall academic Site visit or actions performance including closure.Portfolio: Creating opportunity for every student, in every community
  • 4. 4 Holding All Schools Accountable Options for Low-Performing Charter Schools Shortened renewal for the charter – allows CPS to evaluate performance on a more frequent basis and take further action if necessary. Renewal with conditions – allows CPS to place additional targets into contract which need to be met in order to be renewed. Non-renewal – Allows CPS to non-renew or close a charter school. Can be applied to a full network or individual campus. Many charters elect to do their own internal turnaround in advance of their contract renewalPortfolio: Creating opportunity for every student, in every community
  • 5. 5 Comparing and Contrasting Renewal Process Previous Renewal Process Renewal Process Moving Forward 5- year renewal granted if performing Renewal with conditions that may lead to better than neighborhood schools closure if a level 3 school Renewals applied uniformly to all Renewals may have conditions depending campuses in a network of schools on individual campus performance that may lead to closure Qualitative review provided for charter Will focus renewal process on high schools in advance of renewal process standards for academic achievement by students Run separately from other school actions Align renewals to school actions calendarPortfolio: Creating opportunity for every student, in every community
  • 6. 6 Next Steps • Continue to merge renewal process into CPS school accountability timeline • Move towards a single accountability system for all schools including school rating levels and probation status • Potentially move all schools towards performance contractsPortfolio: Creating opportunity for every student, in every community

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