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Charter School (charterSchool)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
School that provides enhanced parental choice and is exempt from many statutory and regulatory requirements. In exchange for this increased flexibility, charter schools establish plans to improve student academic achievement and to stimulate the creativity and commitment of teachers, parents, and the public.


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Attributes

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Accreditation Status

Accreditation Status (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether the organization has been accredited by an outside accrediting agency. The accreditation process generally includes a review of an organization's educational program and staff for quality, and concludes with certification (or not) that the organization meets a minimal set of standards.

Code Set:

  • Yes - N/A
  • No - N/A
Actions for Adequate Yearly Progress Failure

Actions for Adequate Yearly Progress Failure (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The type of action that the education institution must comply with when it fails to meet AYP standards.

Code Set:

  • 00912 - School improvement
  • 00914 - Correction action
  • 00915 - Restructuring
Additional Geographic Designation

Additional Geographic Designation (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
Any additional relevant description, beyond locale code or geo-coding, for a geographical location.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Address Type

Address Type (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The type of address listed for an individual or organization.

Code Set:

  • Mailing address - N/A
  • Shipping address - N/A
  • Physical location address - N/A
  • Other home address - N/A
  • Employer's address - N/A
  • + 2 More Codes...
Adequate Yearly Progress Failure Begin Date

Adequate Yearly Progress Failure Begin Date (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which the education institution fails to meet AYP standards.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Adequate Yearly Progress Met Date

Adequate Yearly Progress Met Date (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which the education institution meets AYP standards.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Adequate Yearly Progress Status

Adequate Yearly Progress Status (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether the education institution meets Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards.

Code Set:

  • Meets AYP standards - N/A
  • Does not meet AYP standards - N/A
Administrative Funding Control

Administrative Funding Control

Source: Handbooks
The type of educational institution as classified by its funding source.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Private school - An education institution that is operated by a non-governmental group or organization.
  • Public school - An institution which provides educational services and is operated and funded by a local education agency, intermediate education agency, or a state education agency.
Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Program Offered

Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Program Offered

Source: OCR
An indication of whether AP mathematics courses are offered in the school.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Advanced Placement (AP) Other Program Offered

Advanced Placement (AP) Other Program Offered

Source: OCR
An indication of whether AP courses in suchects other than mathematics and science are offered in the school.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Advanced Placement (AP) Science Program Offered

Advanced Placement (AP) Science Program Offered

Source: OCR
An indication of whether AP science courses are offered in the school.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Alternate Approach

Alternate Approach (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
An indication of whether the school used an approved alternate approach for calculating Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

Code Set:

  • Yes - N/A
  • No - N/A
Alternative School

Alternative School

Source: Handbooks
A school that: 1) addresses needs of students which cannot typically be met in a regular school; 2) provides nontraditional education; 3) falls outside of the categories of regular, magnet/special program emphasis, special, or vocational/technical education.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Apartment/Room/Suite Number

Apartment/Room/Suite Number (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The apartment, room, or suite number of an address.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment for Promotion/Graduation Status

Assessment for Promotion/Graduation Status

Source: NEDM
An indication of whether the district or state assessments that were given to students were required to be passed or were used as a significant factor in making promotion or graduation decisions for all students being assessed.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes for Both Promotion and Graduation - N/A
  • Yes for Graduation Only - N/A
  • Yes for Promotion Only - N/A
Assessment Reference Type

Assessment Reference Type

Source: Handbooks
A classification of how results of achievement tests are related and interpreted.

Code Set:

  • Achievement-level reference or benchmarked - A student's test scores are related to a specified level of achievement such as 'basic', 'proficient', or 'advanced.'
  • Criterion-referenced - A student's test scores are related to a specified criterion and expressed in terms of the knowledge or skill acquired (e.g., a given number of words typed per minute with a specified degree of accuracy).
  • Norm-referenced - A student's test scores are related to that of a specified norm group, the samples of which are used as the basis for interpreting test scores.
Assessment Reporting Level

Assessment Reporting Level

Source: Handbooks
The level at which results are presented.

Code Set:

  • Data disaggregated by category - N/A
  • Data disaggregated by population sub-group - N/A
  • District-level scores - N/A
  • Individual scores - N/A
  • More detailed profiles of individual performance - N/A
  • + 5 More Codes...
Assessment Reporting Method

Assessment Reporting Method

Source: Handbooks
The method that the instructor of the class uses to report the performance and achievement of all students. It may be a qualitative method such as individualized teacher comments or a quantitative method such as a letter or a numerical grade. In some cases, more than one type of reporting method may be used.

Code Set:

  • Achievement/proficiency level - A score that indicates the student's proficiency in a particular subject matter. Performance is usually described in achievement levels (e.g., a range from "basic" to "advanced").
  • ACT score - A score used with the American College Testing Program examinations. This score has a mean of 15 and a standard deviation of five, and scores are based on nationally-representative sample of tenth-and eleventh-grade students.
  • Age score - A derived score used to express a student's test performance in terms of the developmental-level characteristics of the average individual of a corresponding chronological age. This is used more frequently with intelligence and achievement tests for children of school age or below. Scores can be applied to determine a student's mental age (e.g., the average chronological age of students achieving a specific raw score) or education age (e.g., test performance according to the norm age on any given level).
  • C-scaled scores - A score expressed in normalized standard score of eleven units.
  • College Board examination scores - A score developed for use with the College Board examinations as the basis for reporting scores on many of its other special program tests. College Board examinations include the SAT and subject tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP and CLEP. It is similar to other linear standard scores but has a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 100.
  • + 25 More Codes...
Assessment Score Disaggregation

Assessment Score Disaggregation

Source: Handbooks
Aggregation of scores from exceptional students (e.g., ELL students, students with disabilities).

Assessment Section Description

Assessment Section Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the assessment section.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assessment Section Title

Assessment Section Title

Source: Handbooks
The title of the assessment section.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Attendance Area Code

Attendance Area Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code of an attendance area that the school or building serves assigned by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Availability of Ability Grouping

Availability of Ability Grouping

Source: OCR
An indication of whether the school has students in this school who are ability grouped for classroom instruction in mathematics or English/reading/language arts.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Award Amount

Award Amount

Source: Handbooks
The amount of money awarded to the individual or institution for high performance or improvement.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Building/Site Number

Building/Site Number (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The number of the building on the site, if more than one building shares the same address.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Charter School Approval Agency Type

Charter School Approval Agency Type

Source: EDEN
The type of agency that approved the establishment of a charter school.

Code Set:

  • Local School Board - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Public Charter School Board - N/A
  • State Board of Education - N/A
  • State Commissioner of Education - N/A
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Charter School Location Duration

Charter School Location Duration

Source: Handbooks
An indication of permanency that a public charter school will be in a location.

Code Set:

  • Permanent - N/A
  • Temporary - N/A
Charter School Realty Access Type

Charter School Realty Access Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of real estate vehicle throughwhich a public charter school has access and control of its building space.

Code Set:

  • Ownership by Charter Non - Profit Corporation - The charter non-profit corporation owns the facility and pays for the expenses, including the mortgage payments, utilities, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Leasehold - Legal interest in real property acquired by a tenant (lessee) when he/she enters into a rental agreement with the owner of the property (landlord or lessor). Normally for a fixed period of time at a specified price, without transfer of ownership.
  • Third Party Non - Profit Ownership - A third party non-profit corporation owns the facility where the charter school operates in.
Charter Status

Charter Status (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A school or agency providing free public elementary or secondary education to eligible students under a specific charter granted by the state legislature or other appropriate authority and designated by such authority to be a charter school.

Code Set:

  • Yes - N/A
  • No - N/A
City

City (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The name of the city in which an address is located.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Co-educational Status

Co-educational Status (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the genders to whom the school offers instruction.

Code Set:

  • Co-educational - N/A
  • All-female - N/A
  • All-male - N/A
Compliance Agency Type

Compliance Agency Type (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The type of agency that has ultimate responsibility for the compliance determination.

Code Set:

  • State agency - The state agency or agencies with responsibility and authority for evaluating and enforcing compliance with state requirements affecting public school facilities.
  • Regional or intermediate educational agency - The regional or intermediate educational agency or agencies with responsibility and authority for evaluating and enforcing compliance with requirements affecting public school facilities.
  • Local (e.g., school board, city council) - The local public agency or agencies with responsibility and authority for evaluating and enforcing compliance with local municipal requirements affecting public school facilities.
  • Private/Religious - The private/religious agency or agencies with responsibility and authority for evaluating and enforcing compliance with requirements affecting school facilities.
  • Charter board - The charter agency or agencies with responsibility and authority for evaluating and enforcing compliance with requirements affecting school facilities.
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Compliance Determination Date

Compliance Determination Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the school, building, site, system, component, equipment, or fixture compliance status was determined.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Compliance Name

Compliance Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the inspection or process that indicates conformity to the requirements or standards specified in federal, state, or local standards or codes.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Compliance Status

Compliance Status

Source: Handbooks
An indication of whether the school, building, site, system, component, equipment, vehicle, or fixture conforms to the requirements or standards specified in federal, state, or local standards or codes or other officially required guidelines or regulations.

Code Set:

  • In compliance - The building, site, system, component, equipment, vehicle, or fixture conforms to the requirements or standards specified in federal, state, or local standards or codes.
  • Not in compliance - The building, site, system, component, equipment, vehicle, or fixture does not conform to the requirements or standards specified in federal, state, or local standards or codes.
  • Planned compliance - Planned compliance activities have been set for the building, site, system, component, equipment, vehicle, or fixture to ensure that it conforms to the requirements or standards specified in federal, state, or local standards or codes.
  • Waived compliance - The building, site, system, component, equipment, vehicle, or fixture's compliance to the requirements or standards specified in federal, state, or local standards or codes have been waived.
Congressional District Number

Congressional District Number (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The legislatively defined subdivisions of a State for the purpose of electing representatives or delegates to the House of Representatives of the United States Congress. A State or equivalent entity may comprise a single congressional district or similar representational area. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) provides the structure of numeric codes for representing congressional districts and similar areas defined for the various Congresses of the United States. The Congressional Districts Number is a two-digit numeric code. (Note: The Congressional District code can be accessed online by visiting the FIPS Home Page at http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/.)

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Country Code

Country Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The unique two digit International Organization for Standardization (ISO) code for the country in which an address is located. (Note: A list of countries and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 3166 on its website: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html.)

Code Set:

County FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

County FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) numeric code for the county issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Counties are considered to be the `first-order subdivisions` of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Counties in different States will have the same code. A unique county number is created when combined with the 2-digit FIPS State Code.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
  • 01001 - Autauga
  • 01003 - Baldwin
  • 01005 - Barbour
  • 01007 - Bibb
  • + 3277 More Codes...