CSDC supports charter schools and charter-granting agencies with accountability demands in several ways:
Dashboard Alternative Status Schools (DASS) face a common challenge, lacking ways to evaluate their student progress against similar comparators. How should students have performed? Is performance higher and lower, compared to DASS schools with similar programs? Comparative data is helpful for internal understanding and for external accountability purposes. Many DASS schools want more robust ways to set their school performance in context.To address this challenge, a group of DASS charter school networks is collaborating on a pilot project to compare student growth on benchmark assessments. CSDC is facilitating this work through a Professional Learning Network (PLN) supported by the California Consortium for Educational Excellence (CCEE). Broadly, these CCEE-funded PLNs aim to strengthen the use of the California School Dashboard and Local Control Accountability Plans as tools for continuous improvement. The DASS members of the PLN were unified in their strong feeling that the most important “improvement project” to their school would be development of comparative data. ... Read more.
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