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1 Welcome! Please sign in and take a seat at one of the front tables 1

2 Authorizing Quality Initiative Charter Meeting July 12,

3 Why Are We Doing This? We believe that high-quality authorizing is essential to ensure that all charter options are high-quality options External feedback and internal reviews indicate that improvement is needed Particular areas of focus include: – Policies – Procedures – Standards & Tools SPI Renewal Framework 3

4 4 Goal: Improve the quality, clarity, transparency, and consistency of the District’s charter school authorizing practices, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that all charter school options are high-quality options Stages: 1.Development of clear, high, and measurable performance standards and tiers with feedback from stakeholders 2.Development of clear, transparent, and quality-focused policies for high-quality charter school authorizing with feedback from stakeholders 3.Development of clear, transparent, and quality-focused procedures, documents, rubrics, and public-facing tools for the execution of new policies with feedback from stakeholders Authorizing Quality Initiative Overview

5 Authorizing Quality Initiative Outcomes Clear, high, and measurable performance standards Defined performance tiers Ongoing and consistent monitoring Non-compliance and under-performance notification in advance of high-stakes decisions In years when applications for new seats and grade configurations are accepted, an annual application process for high-performing charter schools 5

6 EquityAutonomyAccountability Authorizing Quality Initiative Principles Rights of Students Rights of Parents Public Interests Setting high standards Maintaining high standards Monitoring performance against standards Consequences for not meeting standards Preserving charter school independence Accountability for outcomes, not processes Minimizing compliance burdens 6

7 7 Authorizing Quality Initiative Timeline Stage One: Performance Framework Development Stage Two: Policy Development Stage Three: Procedures Development Deliverables Performance Standards Revised SRC Policies for high-quality authorizing Detailed procedures describing how OCS will carry out new policies Approximate Timeline July 2013 to October 2013 September 2013 to December 2013 October 2013 to February 2014 Stakeholder Engagement ONGOING

8 Stage One: Performance Framework Development Driven by stakeholder feedback and recommendations Facilitated by Tembo Consulting, on behalf the Office of Strategic Analytics and Charter School Office Key Deliverables: 8 School Report CardCharter School Report For All Public Schools (Charter and District-run) Charter Schools Will Assess School Performance Organizational Health Financial Health

9 Performance Framework Decision Points Which domains will be included? (e.g. Academic Progress, Environment, Parent Satisfaction) Which metrics will be included? (e.g. PSSA proficiency rate, 4-year graduation rate) What weighting will be assigned to each domain and metric? (e.g. is achievement worth more or less than growth?) What targets, if any, will determine how many points a school earns for each metric? What scoring scale will the final School Report Card use (e.g. 1-10, A-F)? 9

10 Working Groups – Open to all charter leaders, used to identify domains, metrics, weights, targets, and scoring scales –School Report Card (for charter and District school leadership) Wednesday, July 17, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (440 North Broad, Auditorium) Friday, July 19, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (440 North Broad, Auditorium) Monday, July 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (440 North Broad, Auditorium) Friday, July 26, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (440 North Broad, Room 1075) Wednesday, August 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (440 North Broad, Auditorium) –Charter School Report (for charter leaders only) August, Dates & Times TBD Surveys Dedicated website with reports on all working group meetings Opportunities for Charter Participation 10

11 Thank you for attending today’s meeting! Contact for Questions or Comments: Jennifer Nagourney Charter School Office (215)


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