EVALUATING CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR RENEWAL
RSA 194-B:16 (VI) defines the conditions for renewal of a New Hampshire Public Charter School:
“VI. By the end of its final contract year, the charter school shall meet or
exceed the objective academic test results or standards and goals as set forth
in its application. If the school does not meet these results or standards and
goals, it shall not be eligible for renewal of its charter.
Assessment of the charter school’s attainment of performance targets sufficient to merit renewal of
its charter will consider the school’s cumulative performance across the five years of its initial term.
If the Commissioner of Education recommends moving forward, he/she will appoint a review team to conduct a 1-day review of the school’s documents including yearly accountability materials. There will also be a 1-day onsite
evaluation of the applicant school that will be arranged with the charter school. The visiting team will visit classes and talk with teachers and students. The team will include at least one person familiar with charter law. The charter school will be responsible for gathering other interested parties for meetings. For example, Board members and
parents should be invited to participate and time set aside for them to meet with the visiting team during the onsite visit. The goal of the renewal site visit is to corroborate and augment the written application through interviews, observation, and a review of materials. The renewal team will use established protocol that will be shared with the
charter school. The Department of Education/Charter Office has posted an RFP (Request for Proposal) looking for a Lead Evaluator to conduct the review for the upcoming charter schools looking to renew their charter
NH Charter Schools that have been renewed including approval minutes from State Board of Education meeting and the Charter Schools Renewal Visitation Summary Report
Cocheco renewal evaluation was led by Class Measures
North Country renewal evaluation was led by Richard W. Ayers, Ed.D
Seacoast Charter renewal evaluation was led by Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, M.Ed
Great Bay renewal evaluation was led by Maryclare Heffernan, M.Ed
Strong Foundation renewal evaluation was led by Tom Julius, Ed.D
Surry Village renewal evaluation was led by Pamela Burke, Ed.M
VLACs renewal evaluation was led by Dr. Richard Ayers, SERESC
CSI renewal evaluation was led by Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, SERESC
ASD's renewal evaluation was led by Dr. Edward Hendry, SERESC
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