Summary of State Policies 2013. This paper summarizes a 2013 survey about virtual charter schools in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The survey was carried out to answer three questions that state policy-makers, educators, parents and other people have asked. 1. Do states that permit charter public schools also permit virtual charter public schools? 2. In states where the answer to the first question is “yes,” do virtual charters receive the same per pupil funds from the state as “bricks and mortar” charter public schools? 3. In states that permit virtual charters but fund them differently than bricks and mortar charter schools, what are the broad outlines of the funding system for virtual charters?
Making A Difference? Charter Schools, Evaluation and Student Performance 1998
Examines the questions: How are charter schools assessing student achievement? What are charter schools doing to meet accountability requirements? Are charter schools improving student achievement? Thirty-one charter schools in eight states were interviewed. Twenty-one charter schools in the sample have administered at least two rounds of the same test and appear to be making academic gains. This report summarizes the success of these 21 schools. It also discusses the methods used to assess student achievement and other aspects of accountability such as student behavior and attitudes, parental involvement and school climate.
Charter Schools: What are they up to? 1995
Survey of 110 charter public schools in seven states. The report found that charter school officials’ “number one” request of policymakers is that charter schools be given real autonomy in exchange for their responsibility to improve education. The report also describes lessons learned so far by charter schools, including advice officials would give to policymakers and people considering establishing a charter school.