February 24, 2011: This week, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) unveiled the Portrait of the Movement report, which offers an assessment of charter school performance in the state and provides a framework to press for higher accountability for low-performing charters.
Portrait of the Movement shows that charter schools are making significant strides in the closure of the achievement gap between low-income and affluent students, and that charters are serving low-income populations better than traditional public schools. The report uses the Similar Students Measure (SSM), which was developed by CCSA, to assess schools based on how they perform compared to schools with similar students.
Accountability is one of CCSA's top priorities, and this report gives us insight as to the performance of our charters, and to move toward establishing criteria that ensures charter schools are delivering on the promise of a quality education.
Here is a list of selected articles that highlight Portrait of the Movement:
- Educated Guess blog
- The GreatSchools.org blog
- Voice of San Diego
- Los Angeles Daily News
- The Orange County Register
- La Opinion
- California Watch
- Los Angeles Times
- Education Advocacy blog
- National Alliance for Public Charter Schools blog
- Charter Schools Insider
To access the report, along with more information, visit the Portrait of the Movement section of our Web page.