Administration Revises and Updates Rules for Charter School Renewal
Three-tiered system part of the changes, as well as fewer reviews for top-performing charters
The Christie administration has quietly revised its protocol for renewing existing charter schools, easing back on the review of some schools while tightening the criteria it uses to evaluate all of the schools.
The administration announced the changes to the “performance standards” at the start of the academic year. They include a new three-tier rating system, rather than the sorting schools into two groups according to whether or not they meet the standards.
The new tier is for those that “partially meet” the performance standards, an additional kind of probationary status.
Further, the administration narrowed the criteria for evaluating schools, from seven areas to five: education program and capacity; school culture and climate; board Administration Revises and Updates Rules for Charter School Renewal - NJ Spotlight: