The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools Best Practice Framework

The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools Best Practice Framework used to identify best practices being implemented in CMOs is based on a comprehensive review of the research literature on effective CMO and charter school practices conducted over the past 10 years. The framework is comprised of three categories of performance:

Teaching and
Learning

Governance and
Leadership

Organizational
Structure and Culture

Curriculum Instructional Leadership Effective Teachers
Instruction Board and Executive Leadership Effective Operations
Assessment Performance and Accountability Organizational Culture


Each of the three performance categories addresses three subcategories that further define areas for review. Within each subcategory is a set of indicators that signal that research-based effective practices are in play. Each of these indicators, in turn, is supported by elements that further define the effective practice.

 

It is important to note that The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools Best Practice Framework is intentionally distinct from The Broad Prize Framework for School District Excellence. While there is some overlap in the research literature on effective school and district practices, the charter school framework specifically relies on research that addresses charter school performance. As is true with The Broad Prize Framework for School District Excellence, this framework will also be revised as new research surfaces.