Winter 2017 Charter School Renewal Decisions: Recap

Renewal decision trends from January through March from all New York State charter school authorizers have been similar. Schools that come close to matching the three subgroup populations of the local district, and have higher achievement outcomes, are typically awarded the longest renewal terms. Although it is important to consider other factors such as organizational and financial viability, little we have seen so far in 2017 stacks up to those aforementioned areas.

With another group of recommendations expected in April 2017, we expect that these will mirror the trend set so far. The table below reflects all of the 26 renewal decisions to date, with four 2-year terms, five three-year terms, 17 5-year terms, and one non-renewal.

Grades Served Term Received NYS Test Performance to District ELL, ED, and SWD to local CSD
6-8 2 years Below Slightly Higher
6-8 2 years Below Lower
7-11 2 years Below Lower
K-5 2 years Below Slightly Higher
9-12 3 years Mixed Slightly Lower
K-5 3 years Below Slightly Lower
K-8 3 years Above Lower
9-12 3 years (Finance) Above Lower
K-8 3 years (Finance) Above 2 of 3 Lower
6-10 5 years Above Same
7-12 5 years Above Lower
9-12 5 years Above Mixed
9-12 5 years Above Mixed
K-12 5 years Above Mixed
K-12 5 years Above Lower
K-5 5 years Above Same
K-5 5 years Slightly Below Mixed
K-6 5 years Above Same
K-8 5 years Above Higher
K-8 5 years Above Same
K-8 5 years Above Lower
K-8 5 years Slightly Above Mixed
K-8 5 years Above Slightly Lower
K-8 5 years Above Slightly Lower
K-8 5 years Above Lower
K-8 5 years Above Lower
9-12 Non-renewal Below Below