This report identifies a set of key authorizing policies and practices that can accelerate the replication and growth of high-performing charter schools and charter networks.
NACSA’s 12 Essential Practices for Every Authorizer
Culled from NACSA’s Principles and Standards guide, the 12 Essential Practices reflect the five domains of effective authorizing: agency commitment and capacity; application process and decision making; performance contracting; ongoing oversight and evaluation; and revocation and renewal decision making.
Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing
NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing serves as a formative development guide for charter authorizers at all stages and levels of experience.
Core Performance Framework and Guidance
To assist authorizers in developing high-quality Academic, Financial, and Organizational Performance Frameworks, NACSA developed the Core Performance Framework, which includes frameworks for each area of performance that authorizers can customize to meet their local needs and context.
Continuous Improvement in Education
This white paper for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching describes how continuous improvement has manifested in education. The authors map the continuous improvement landscape through identifying and describing organizations engaged in continuous improvement, highlighting commonalities and differences between them.
Mapping Business Ecosystems
This tool provides a process for mapping business ecosystems based on Verna Allee’s Value Network Analysis (VNA) methodology.
Cultivate Your Ecosystem
This article by Bloom and Dees describes an ecosystem framework to help social entrepreneurs create long-lasting and significant social change.