Monitoring and Oversight
In addition to meeting state and federal accountability requirements in the state of Indiana, charter schools must also meet the conditions of their charter. The Accountability Plan Performance Framework (APPF) outlines the performance indicators that represent the outcomes needed for student success and charter renewal. The APPF is organized into the following key areas of performance:
- Academic Performance
- Financial Performance
- Organizational Performance
Education One evaluates these three areas by collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, reviewing documents and reports submitted by the school, conducting routine site visits, and examining stakeholder satisfaction surveys. Evidence of meeting standards in each performance indicator is collected throughout the school year and reported to the school’s Board of Directors and leadership team during routinely scheduled board meetings. Through continuous monitoring, Education One is able to identify trends in data overtime, address key areas of concern, and highlight success on a more frequent basis. While the process involves a significant time commitment, Education One believes that this high level of accountability, coupled with strong partnership, collaboration, and support, allows the school to best meet the needs of the students and families it serves. A sample of the Accountability Plan Performance Framework can be found here.
An Annual Review of each school is conducted each year throughout the school’s charter term to assess the overall effectiveness according to the measures outlined in the Accountability Plan Performance Framework. This report is shared during the school’s public board meeting at the end of the school year and posted to Education One’s website. Quantitative and qualitative data is collected from the following: