Building Charter School Quality
A project funded by the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement

Testimonials

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

"As a convening partner in the Building Charter School Quality initiative, we are pleased to see the development of national standards on charter school quality. As the sector continues to grow and evolve, we must ensure that the schools being chosen by millions of parents and children across the country are held accountable and given the tools they need to provide a quality education to the students they serve."

National Association of Charter School Authorizers

"The work of the Building Charter School Quality partnership allows schools, charter organizations, authorizers, policymakers and elected officials to better understand what a quality charter school looks like and how we can create a more positive environment for the growth of high quality public charter schools. Through the work of BCSQ, we are ensuring that those organizations involved with our nation’s charter schools have the tools they need to provide exceptional oversight and leadership."

The New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools

"“As the state implementation partner for Building Charter School Quality, we continue to use this work as our blueprint to elevate the quality and performance of New Mexico’s charter sector. Our 2011 Legislative Agenda incorporates many items that will help improve our state’s charter school law and increase the quality and accountability for all entities involved in our movement.”"

Arizona State Board for Charter Schools

""As Arizona’s primary authorizer, we have a responsibility to ensure quality and accountability to the parents and children who attend the 500+ public charter school in our state. The Building Charter School Quality project has helped us develop frameworks and metrics that help us better evaluate charter schools during the five-year interval review and renewal processes.""

CREDO at Stanford University

"CREDO at Stanford was privileged to partner in the BCSQ initiative. The common quality standards and related support from the Performance Management Institute have given policymakers, authorizers, CMOs and schools a practical and proven approach to measuring and managing their performance to higher levels of quality. It is gratifying to see the extent to which the BCSQ project accelerated the focus of the charter sector on quality results. The continuing availability of the Quality Frameworks and the Performance Management Institute are aimed at furthering the dissemination of this important work."

Colorado League of Charter Schools

"For the first time in the evolution of the charter sector, we have established consensus on definitions of school quality that will shape the future of charter school growth and performance. The BCSQ effort is built on lessons learned over the past 20 years across the charter sector, and helps integrate those lessons into practice through real-world tools, metrics and attainable goals that can be systemically applied in order to adopt improved policy changes. We are confident that BCSQ’s work will continue to shape the broader public education landscape and become a vehicle for change across the nation."

Arizona Charter Schools Association

"Approximately 120,000 students attend public charter schools in Arizona and as one of the targeted states of the Building Charter School Quality project, we now have additional tools to help guide our charter schools in the right direction. With a statutory responsibility for Arizona to provide choice and improve student achievement, our work with BCSQ further drives home our state's continued commitment to quality and accountability."

"The work of the Building Charter School Quality partnership allows schools, charter organizations, authorizers, policymakers and elected officials to better understand what a quality charter school looks like and how we can create a more positive environment for the growth of high quality public charter schools. Through the work of BCSQ, we are ensuring that those organizations involved with our nation’s charter schools have the tools they need to provide exceptional oversight and leadership."

Greg Richmond, President
National Association of Charter School Authorizers

Building Charter School Quality Partner Organizations

Learn more about these organizations by visiting their websites at the links below.

Colorado League of Charter Schools National Association of Charter School Authorizers National Alliance for Public Charter Schools CREDO at Stanford University Building Charter School Quality