ALPHA AUTHORIZING:                  WHY IT MATTERS            2012 National Charter Schools ConferenceDR. JAMES N. GOENNER...
Goals for Session1                     Review the idea behind chartering2                  Discuss the need for alpha auth...
The Idea Behind Chartering…          What’s the Problem with the System?The exclusive franchise guarantees the            ...
The Idea Behind Chartering…       Fix the System by Changing the Incentives“It’s unproductive and unfair to put people und...
The Idea Behind Chartering…        Change Incentives, Change BehaviorPeople need compelling reasons and opportunities    t...
“If you do not change, you can       become extinct.”                                Who Moved My Cheese?     www.CharterI...
The Idea behind Chartering…Kolderie’s Goal = Improve Education for All    By getting states to withdraw the exclusive dist...
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             ...
Alpha Authorizing Functions                 Change Agent                Market Maker              Force for Quality       ...
Change Agent Challenge the “givens” Foster an environment that attracts talent,  capital and entrepreneurship Influence...
Market Maker Change the incentives by withdrawing the  exclusive franchise Charter new schools so people have  choices ...
Force for Quality Thoroughly screen applications and  applicants Issue performance-based charter  contracts Measure and...
Catalyst for Excellence Recognize and reward performance Encourage the replication and expansion of  success Create new...
Alpha Authorizing –    3 Keys for Chartering Great Schools1    Establish a Shared Vision and Commitment          Develop a...
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Performance                                Agreement                           =   • Academic                             ...
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 ...
ACT:       A Respected Standard       for Measuring College       Readinesswww.CharterInstitute.org       22
Backwards Mapping  From The ACT:  BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND                                      Grade 12Kindergarten...
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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  ...
THANK YOU!          Connect with us online at www.CharterInstitute.orgNational Charter Schools Institute | 711 W. Pickard ...
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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 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)

  1. 1. ALPHA AUTHORIZING: WHY IT MATTERS 2012 National Charter Schools ConferenceDR. JAMES N. GOENNER | JUNE 21, 2012
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. “If you do not change, you can become extinct.” Who Moved My Cheese? www.CharterInstitute.org 6
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. The State of Charter School Authorizing 2011www.CharterInstitute.org 8
  9. 9. The State of Charter School Authorizing 2011www.CharterInstitute.org 9
  10. 10. Common Authorizing Functions1 Gatekeeper2 Monitor3 Evaluator www.CharterInstitute.org 10
  11. 11. Alpha Authorizing Functions Change Agent Market Maker Force for Quality Catalyst for Excellence www.CharterInstitute.org 11
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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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  18. 18. Performance Agreement = • Academic • Fiscal • Operationalwww.CharterInstitute.org 18
  19. 19. Setting Goals.Defining Targets. www.CharterInstitute.org 19
  20. 20. THE GOAL Preparing all students for success in college, work and life.www.CharterInstitute.org 20
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. ACT: A Respected Standard for Measuring College Readinesswww.CharterInstitute.org 22
  23. 23. Backwards Mapping From The ACT: BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND Grade 12Kindergarten www.CharterInstitute.org 23
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  35. 35. Performance Suitewww.CharterInstitute.org 35
  36. 36. “Set the standards higher foryourself than others would set them for you.” -John Maxwell www.CharterInstitute.org 36
  37. 37. THANK YOU! Connect with us online at www.CharterInstitute.orgNational Charter Schools Institute | 711 W. Pickard Street | Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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