Index of Essential Practices 2016

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ABOUT THE INDEX

The Index of Essential Practices details 12 practices, derived from NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, which are critical to fulfilling the responsibilities of an authorizer.

The Index results also serve as an important tool for authorizer self-evaluation. The data below is culled from individual authorizer practices self-reported in responses to NACSA’s annual survey of authorizers. NACSA recommends that authorizing staff and boards, charter schools, and lawmakers look to see how many Essential Practices are in place for them, and implement any missing practices.

Additional Analysis

PERCENTAGE OF AUTHORIZERS USING 4 OR 5 FOUNDATIONAL APPLICATION PRACTICES