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A Call to Action to Improve the Quality of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools

June 20, 2016

Currently, more than 180,000 students attend 135 full-time virtual charter schools in 23 states and the District of Columbia. While some students do well in a full-time virtual charter school environment, too many of these schools are not providing a quality educational program to the vast majority of their students, while enrolling too many who are simply not a good fit for attending a fully online school.In this report,  A Call to Action to Improve the Quality of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now (50CAN) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) propose specific policy recommendations to help states better hold full-time virtual charter schools accountable for student results.

Charter School Replication: Growing a Quality Charter School Sector

July 15, 2009

NACSA's Policy Guide series is intended to support state legislatures and charter school advocates in creating policy environments that result in high quality authorizing and high quality schools. This guide outlines key considerations for policymakers committed to supporting the replication of existing successful charter school models.

Leave No Charter Behind: An Authorizer Guide to the Use of Growth Data

July 15, 2009

The purpose of this brief is to guide the reader in the effective use of data for measuring student academic growth. It explores the use of different measurement models in school accountability systems. While targeted to the authorizers of charter schools, the brief is helpful to anyone who evaluates the performance of a portfolio of schools.