Many charter schools on Tracks 2 and 3 seek assistance with data analysis and to create compelling data representations. With the ambiguous new “one year’s progress” component – and the need to present longitudinal CAASPP data for it to count as “verified data” – more charter schools are looking to contract out this work. Various providers’ services will fit differently for a given school’s needs. In this panel, several service providers will discuss what they offer charter schools and will show sample analyses.
CSDC urges charter schools to conduct data analysis as an iterative, dialogical process. Data service providers do not have the school’s critical context at the heart of the data story. Charter schools should steer the analysis and maintain a firm understanding of the data. CSDC also reminds charter schools that members can receive customized reports that can compare their charter school’s performance to California “similar schools” or to their students’ resident schools, useful in making the case that renewal is “in the best interest of students.” For some charter schools, this and other readily available data may be all charter schools need to make a persuasive case for renewal.
Discussion panel will consist of charter school data analyses service providers.
Accountability and Development Specialist
Susanne works closely with new charter school developers as well as operating charter schools seeking accountability support. She assists with charter petition reviews, financial plan development, grant reviews, governing board development, charter school law, regulation, best practices, and more Susanne develops and delivers trainings in the areas of school accountability and development.
Susanne has worked in K-12 education for 22 years and has served as a start-up charter school governing board member for nine years. Prior to joining CSDC, she was Principal and Co-founder of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy. Susanne started as a continuation high school teacher in Montebello, helping to administer a small school-within-a-school. She earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a teaching credential from California State University at Los Angeles, and a BA from Pomona College.
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