The D.C. Public Charter School Board has developed a uniform evaluation policy where schools within the system can now be compared to each other.
Public charter schools each have an independent board and they often have specific missions. Tamara Lumpkin with the Public Charter School Board says this can make it difficult to compare them to each other.
New framework will rank schools based on common measures including student achievement, college readiness and financial management. Lumpkin says the results will determine which schools will get rewards, which schools will get additional supports and which may include revocation.
The framework is said to be the first of it's kind for charter schools in the nation. The first report card will be available in a year.
Kavitha Cardoza reports...