• Academic Assessment & Improvement
     
    These one-on-one consultations with charter school instructional experts will help build the capacity of charter school academic officers who are responsible for complying with the state’s academic accountability system. The assessments will help charter schools prepare their students for STAAR testing and End-of-Course (EOC) exams as well as for additional academic goals set by the charter school. Individuals who will assist schools are former charter educators with strong records of student success.

    TCSA will provide up to five academic assessments per fiscal year. Schools will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, and identified for this opportunity based on a combination of TEA’s referral, a school’s self-referral, and TCSA’s referral of schools that score relatively low on the Quality Framework’s Student Success and/or Learning Systems and indicators. The academic assessment will be directed toward a particular academic issue such as performance on STAAR, AYP status or other academic performance issues

    The assessment will not include the actual performance of improvement services on the charter school’s behalf. Such services can be provided through the network as resources allow, or by a third party, hired at the school’s discretion.

    For more information about Academic Assessment & Improvement services, contact Laura Kelly, TCSA Director of Quality Services, at lkelly@txcharterschools.org.