Accountability for All: The Need for Real Charter School Authorizer Accountability in Michigan

The Education Trust-Midwest (ETM)
23 Feb, 2015
In this report, we provide the first comprehensive review of
Michigan charter authorizers’ track records of school performance
and a first-ever letter grade scorecard for charter authorizers in
Michigan. Through this report, we also aim to:
• Inform: Provide nonpartisan data and information to
inform the growing policy debate about the Michigan
charter sector’s quality and accountability.
• Celebrate: Share the best practices of our state’s topperforming
authorizers that are regularly providing highquality
schools for Michigan’s students.
• Shed light: As a research and policy organization, we
examine student performance among authorizers and their
schools, and we suggest how the state can play a role in
raising authorizer and charter performance in Michigan.