Authorizer Toolkit: Annual Reports Made Easy

authorizer-toolkit-2Good news: one single practice—providing a simple yet comprehensive annual performance report to each charter school in your portfoliocan make a big difference. It can change how you prepare for your renewal process, help you communicate charter school performance to your community, and provide a useful tool to help your schools identify areas of strength and aspects that need improvement.

Annual performance reporting is an essential authorizing practice for effective oversight, communication with schools, and public accountability and transparency.

Many authorizers across the country provide annual performance reports to the charter schools they oversee, but some have not yet adopted the practice. They may think it’s too challenging, or they simply don’t know how to do it.

More good news: annual reporting is easier than you may think, and we’re here to help. NACSA offers a practical, step-by-step guide to help authorizers report annually on the academic, financial, and organizational performance for each charter school they oversee. This toolkit is useful for any authorizer, regardless of size, type, scope, or authorizing environment.

Sample Annual Reports:

Related Webinars:

NACSA Members:

Login and download a word template to get started on your annual report today.

Not a member but interested in this resource? Contact Director of Authorizer Engagement, Courtney Leigh Beisel, at