Charter Schools Indicators
Center on Educational Governance
University of Southern California


The first report of its kind, Charter Schools Indicators-USC transforms data submitted to the state for compliance purposes into a tool for school improvement and accountability.
Performance measures are organized into four areas: financial resources and investment, school quality, student performance and academic productivity. The report also updates the profile of the California charter school population. CSI-USC’s quality measures use both academic and financial data, existing figures and new measures created expressly for this report. They are presented as indices; each index is composed of a set of individual data elements. Most indices compare charter schools to non-charter public schools. When the data for individual non-charter public schools is not publicly available, comparisons focus on changes in charter school performance over time.

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