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At the beginning of the charter movement, little attention was given to the organizations authorized to charter, oversee and hold schools accountable. Now, we realize authorizers matter. Join this ...

At the beginning of the charter movement, little attention was given to the organizations authorized to charter, oversee and hold schools accountable. Now, we realize authorizers matter. Join this thought-provoking session and learn how alpha authorizers can strengthen the movement and help transition America into an educational marketplace that fosters academic excellence for all children.

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Alpha Authorizing- Dr. James Goenner, National Charter Schools Institute (NACSA Conference 2012) Alpha Authorizing- Dr. James Goenner, National Charter Schools Institute (NACSA Conference 2012) Presentation Transcript

  • ALPHA AUTHORIZING: WHY IT MATTERS 2012 National Charter Schools ConferenceDR. JAMES N. GOENNER | JUNE 21, 2012
  • Goals for Session1 Review the idea behind chartering2 Discuss the need for alpha authorizing3 Show the promise of performance dashboards4 Answer your questions and have fun! www.CharterInstitute.org 2
  • The Idea Behind Chartering… What’s the Problem with the System?The exclusive franchise guarantees the Students and Fundingdistrict will always receive:Thereby providing adults with their: Jobs and Incomes “This is a system that can take its customers for granted.” Albert Shanker, American Federation of Teachers www.CharterInstitute.org 3
  • The Idea Behind Chartering… Fix the System by Changing the Incentives“It’s unproductive and unfair to put people under incentives thatare not aligned with the mission they have been given to perform.That leads to blaming the people for failures that are the fault ofthe system…We should stop blaming people. We should fix the system.” www.CharterInstitute.org 4
  • The Idea Behind Chartering… Change Incentives, Change BehaviorPeople need compelling reasons and opportunities to take on the challenges associated with fundamental change.When people decide to change because it’s in theirown interest, it is more likely to be meaningful and lasting. www.CharterInstitute.org 5
  • “If you do not change, you can become extinct.” Who Moved My Cheese? www.CharterInstitute.org 6
  • The Idea behind Chartering…Kolderie’s Goal = Improve Education for All By getting states to withdraw the exclusive district franchise through policies that foster:CHOICE Empower students to choose the school they attend. Empower someone other than theDIVERSIFICATION district to create new public schools. www.CharterInstitute.org 7
  • The State of Charter School Authorizing 2011www.CharterInstitute.org 8
  • The State of Charter School Authorizing 2011www.CharterInstitute.org 9
  • Common Authorizing Functions1 Gatekeeper2 Monitor3 Evaluator www.CharterInstitute.org 10
  • Alpha Authorizing Functions Change Agent Market Maker Force for Quality Catalyst for Excellence www.CharterInstitute.org 11
  • Change Agent Challenge the “givens” Foster an environment that attracts talent, capital and entrepreneurship Influence policy and practice Provide leadership and ideas for improving education www.CharterInstitute.org 12
  • Market Maker Change the incentives by withdrawing the exclusive franchise Charter new schools so people have choices Foster an environment that attracts can-do people www.CharterInstitute.org 13
  • Force for Quality Thoroughly screen applications and applicants Issue performance-based charter contracts Measure and evaluate performance Preserve discretionary judgment Protect school autonomy Appropriately intervene when people fail to perform www.CharterInstitute.org 14
  • Catalyst for Excellence Recognize and reward performance Encourage the replication and expansion of success Create new performance-based paths for authorizing, overseeing, and renewing charter contracts Make authorizing a respected profession Relentlessly pursue excellence Protect, preserve and advance the idea behind chartering www.CharterInstitute.org 15
  • Alpha Authorizing – 3 Keys for Chartering Great Schools1 Establish a Shared Vision and Commitment Develop a Relationship of Mutual2 Trust and Respect3 Set Clear Performance Expectations – No Surprises! www.CharterInstitute.org 16
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  • Performance Agreement = • Academic • Fiscal • Operationalwww.CharterInstitute.org 18
  • Setting Goals.Defining Targets. www.CharterInstitute.org 19
  • THE GOAL Preparing all students for success in college, work and life.www.CharterInstitute.org 20
  • ACT’s Definition of College Readiness: FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE AT LEAST A 50% CHANCE OF EARNING A GRADE OF B OR BETTER; OR A 75% CHANCE OF EARNING A GRADE OF C OR BETTER IN ENTRY-LEVELCOLLEGE CLASSES, THEY NEED TO BE PREPARED TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING ACT TEST SCORES: ENGLISH = 18 MATH = 22 READING = 21 SCIENCE = 24 www.CharterInstitute.org 21
  • ACT: A Respected Standard for Measuring College Readinesswww.CharterInstitute.org 22
  • Backwards Mapping From The ACT: BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND Grade 12Kindergarten www.CharterInstitute.org 23
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  • Performance Suitewww.CharterInstitute.org 35
  • “Set the standards higher foryourself than others would set them for you.” -John Maxwell www.CharterInstitute.org 36
  • THANK YOU! Connect with us online at www.CharterInstitute.orgNational Charter Schools Institute | 711 W. Pickard Street | Mount Pleasant, MI 48858