5 Ideas to Promote Your School: Serving as Advocates & Ambassadors

Effective charter school board members know they represent both the public and the school they serve. This involves strong communication skills and the ability to tell their school’s special story. Hear about best practices and learn how you might best promote your school as an advocate and ambassador by joining Institute Director of Policy &…

5 Insights Boards Need to Know

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Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Budget

Now is the time to ensure board members are focused on ensuring next school year’s budget supports the strategic direction of the school. Join us for this session of the Board Network Governing for Greatness series where we’ll dive deeper into questions from last month. Join Fulton Breen, Senior Director, Afton Parners, and Mary Bradley,…

How do you measure SEL?

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

What are the Intangibles of Amazing Schools?

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

What Role Should Testing Play Today?

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

Meet the 2022 NACSA Panelists

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

Authorizing for All Community – Create Better Schools

Join our Community and change your practice by working with other authorizing professionals who are committed to creating better schools for ALL students by designing authorizing practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, and inclusive for all. Whether you are fully immersed in Design Thinking and have attended our previous Authorizing for All sessions, or are…

Assessing an AEC for Renewal

Back to A-GAME Documents Assessing an AEC for Renewal This rubric provides an example of how authorizers can assess an application to renew an alternative charter, and is consistent with the guidance and recommendations put forth in the A-GAME’s Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools. Download PDF Join an Engaging Community!…

Evaluating a New AEC Applicant

Back to A-GAME Documents Evaluating a New AEC Applicant This rubric provides examples of how authorizers can rate applications to open an alternative charter school and is consistent with the guidance and recommendations put forth in the A-GAME’s Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools. Download PDF Join an Engaging Community! More…

Measuring Quality

Back to A-GAME Documents Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools For charter school authorizers, alternative education campuses can be a challenge, as students tend to be highly mobile, are chronically absent, and are often years behind in academic learning. Therefore, data is scarce and not reflective of all students enrolled by…

Introducing the A-GAME: New Ways of Measuring Quality

Back to A-GAME Videos With traditional assessments unavailable, authorizers and schools are looking for new ways to measure quality. Join a session to learn about the Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence (A-GAME) initiative on creating responsive goals based on student population. Focusing on alternative education campuses, 50 authorizers collaborated over the past year to…

Minding the Gap

Back to A-GAME Documents Minding the Gap: How State Policies Can Create Conditions for Innovation in Alternative Education Accountability Minding the Gap is a resource to help state education agencies, charter school authorizers, leaders of alternative education campuses, policy-makers, and researchers understand how states are balancing the demand for rigorous public accountability with the diversity…

Better Goals. More Learning.

Back to A-GAME Documents Better Goals. More Learning. Using Student (re)Engagement Levels to Create Meaningful Goals and Measures A-GAME originally set out focusing exclusively on measuring the quality of alternative education campuses (or AECs). Members joined as they were frustrated by accountability systems that rely on traditional measures, because they don’t tell the whole story. Schools…

Workforce Readiness Evaluation Rubric

Back to A-GAME Documents Workforce Readiness Evaluation Rubric This tool was developed by New Legacy Charter School in collaboration with the Colorado Charter Schools Institute and A-GAME and can be used as a student self-evaluation, advisor observation, and a worksite evaluation tool. As a workforce readiness evaluation tool, the rubric can evaluate how students feel…

College and Career Readiness Flow Chart

Back to A-GAME Documents College and Career Readiness Flow Chart The Los Angeles County Offce of Education (LACOE), in collaboration with two of the county’s authorized alternative charter schools, DaVinci RISE and the North Valley Military Institute, used the A-GAME process to add more college and career-ready opportunities than are currently recognized by the state in its…

Responsive Goals Directory

Back to A-GAME Documents Responsive Goals Directory Are you searching for responsive goals for student populations, national situtations, or changes in data availability? A-GAME will help you get back on your “A-GAME”. Over the 2020-2021 school year A-GAME worked with 10 charter school authorizers and their alternative education campuses (AECs) to create over 100 unique…

Interview with Theda Sampson

Back to A-GAME Videos More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling…

Interview with Erin Anderson

Back to A-GAME Videos Use National Data Not Found Anywhere Else! More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What…

Interview with Rashida Young

Back to A-GAME Videos Create Better Academic Goals! More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing…

5 Ideas to Promote Your School: Serving as Advocates & Ambassadors

5 Ideas to Promote Your School: Serving as Advocates & Ambassadors

Effective charter school board members know they represent both the public and the school they serve. This involves strong communication skills and the ability to tell their school’s special story. Hear about best practices and learn how you might best promote your school as an advocate and ambassador by joining Institute Director of Policy &…

How do you measure SEL?

How do you measure SEL?

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

What are the Intangibles of Amazing Schools?

What are the Intangibles of Amazing Schools?

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

Meet the 2022 NACSA Panelists

Meet the 2022 NACSA Panelists

Back to A-GAME Videos The A-GAME Convened at NACSA in October 2022 to discuss the role of academic oversight to incentivize schools to create not only good mathematicians and readers but also financially literate, socially mobile, and thoughtful citizens. Listen to the ideas shared by some of the most thoughtful leaders in education today. More…

Authorizing for All Community – Create Better Schools
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Authorizing for All Community – Create Better Schools

Join our Community and change your practice by working with other authorizing professionals who are committed to creating better schools for ALL students by designing authorizing practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, and inclusive for all. Whether you are fully immersed in Design Thinking and have attended our previous Authorizing for All sessions, or are…

Assessing an AEC for Renewal

Assessing an AEC for Renewal

Back to A-GAME Documents Assessing an AEC for Renewal This rubric provides an example of how authorizers can assess an application to renew an alternative charter, and is consistent with the guidance and recommendations put forth in the A-GAME’s Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools. Download PDF Join an Engaging Community!…

Evaluating a New AEC Applicant

Evaluating a New AEC Applicant

Back to A-GAME Documents Evaluating a New AEC Applicant This rubric provides examples of how authorizers can rate applications to open an alternative charter school and is consistent with the guidance and recommendations put forth in the A-GAME’s Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools. Download PDF Join an Engaging Community! More…

Measuring Quality

Measuring Quality

Back to A-GAME Documents Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools For charter school authorizers, alternative education campuses can be a challenge, as students tend to be highly mobile, are chronically absent, and are often years behind in academic learning. Therefore, data is scarce and not reflective of all students enrolled by…

Introducing the A-GAME: New Ways of Measuring Quality

Introducing the A-GAME: New Ways of Measuring Quality

Back to A-GAME Videos With traditional assessments unavailable, authorizers and schools are looking for new ways to measure quality. Join a session to learn about the Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence (A-GAME) initiative on creating responsive goals based on student population. Focusing on alternative education campuses, 50 authorizers collaborated over the past year to…

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Back to A-GAME Documents Minding the Gap: How State Policies Can Create Conditions for Innovation in Alternative Education Accountability Minding the Gap is a resource to help state education agencies, charter school authorizers, leaders of alternative education campuses, policy-makers, and researchers understand how states are balancing the demand for rigorous public accountability with the diversity…

Better Goals. More Learning.

Better Goals. More Learning.

Back to A-GAME Documents Better Goals. More Learning. Using Student (re)Engagement Levels to Create Meaningful Goals and Measures A-GAME originally set out focusing exclusively on measuring the quality of alternative education campuses (or AECs). Members joined as they were frustrated by accountability systems that rely on traditional measures, because they don’t tell the whole story. Schools…

Workforce Readiness Evaluation Rubric

Workforce Readiness Evaluation Rubric

Back to A-GAME Documents Workforce Readiness Evaluation Rubric This tool was developed by New Legacy Charter School in collaboration with the Colorado Charter Schools Institute and A-GAME and can be used as a student self-evaluation, advisor observation, and a worksite evaluation tool. As a workforce readiness evaluation tool, the rubric can evaluate how students feel…

College and Career Readiness Flow Chart

College and Career Readiness Flow Chart

Back to A-GAME Documents College and Career Readiness Flow Chart The Los Angeles County Offce of Education (LACOE), in collaboration with two of the county’s authorized alternative charter schools, DaVinci RISE and the North Valley Military Institute, used the A-GAME process to add more college and career-ready opportunities than are currently recognized by the state in its…

Responsive Goals Directory

Responsive Goals Directory

Back to A-GAME Documents Responsive Goals Directory Are you searching for responsive goals for student populations, national situtations, or changes in data availability? A-GAME will help you get back on your “A-GAME”. Over the 2020-2021 school year A-GAME worked with 10 charter school authorizers and their alternative education campuses (AECs) to create over 100 unique…

Interview with Theda Sampson

Interview with Theda Sampson

Back to A-GAME Videos More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling…

Interview with Erin Anderson

Interview with Erin Anderson

Back to A-GAME Videos Use National Data Not Found Anywhere Else! More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What…

Interview with Rashida Young

Interview with Rashida Young

Back to A-GAME Videos Create Better Academic Goals! More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing…