KnowledgeIssues2Chartering - School Restructuring Options...

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School Restructuring Options Under No Child Left Behind: What Works When? Reopening as a Charter School 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-5721 877-277-2744 y www.centerforcsri.org Administered by Learning Point Associates in partnership with the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), The Education Development Center (EDC), and W4estEd, and in collaboration with the Academy for Educational Development (AED), under contract with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Acknowledgements Thank you to Hugh Burkett at The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement for conceiving of and supporting this work. The authors are grateful for the helpful comments provided by two external reviewers, Brett Lane and Lauren Morando Rhim. Thank you also to the exceptional education leaders and researchers who participated in interviews for the What Works When series. About the Public Impact What Works When team: Reopening as a Charter School coauthors: Matthew D. Arkin and Julia M. Kowal Contributing team member: Lucy M. Steiner Editor: Bryan C. Hassel, Ph.D. Project manager and leadership section author: Emily Ayscue Hassel Public Impact is an education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Copyright © 2005 Learning Point Associates, sponsored under government contract number ED-01-CO-0011. All rights reserved. This work was originally produced in whole or in part by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory ® (NCREL ® ) with funds from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, under contract number ED-01-CO-0011. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IES or the Department of Education, nor does mention or visual representation of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the federal government. NCREL remains one of the 10 regional educational laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Education and its work is conducted by Learning Point Associates. Learning Point Associates, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, and NCREL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Learning Point Associates.
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Introduction to the What Works When? Series The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has led to a seismic shift in how states and districts approach school accountability. Before passage of the law, most states and districts already had accountability systems based, in part, on standardized test scores. These accountability systems were tied to a variety of rewards and consequences for schools that did or did not meet student proficiency standards. The measures of proficiency varied, as they still do, based on each state’s standards. With the reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the passage of the
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