State of Charter Authorizing

The heart of our research is data in the state of charter school authorizing, collected from those doing the work. We share findings annually to measure progress and chart the course to greater excellence.

From 2008 to 2016, we annually surveyed our nation’s authorizers. NACSA documented its findings in nine annual reports (see below). Survey findings provide an annual measuring stick for those in the field of authorizing, and they help education decision makers, foundations, legislators, and researchers inform their understanding of the field of charter school authorizing.

Going forward, we will report on national data on authorizer demographics, school openings and school closures, available on our Authorizing by the Numbers page.

2016 State of Charter Authorizing 2011 State of Charter Authorizing
2015 State of Charter Authorizing 2010 State of Charter Authorizing
2014 State of Charter Authorizing 2009 State of Charter Authorizing
2013 State of Charter Authorizing  2008 State of Charter Authorizing
2012 State of Charter Authorizing