Based on the Delaware School Success Framework, well over half of Delaware’s charter schools are not meeting expectations. Tonight, the Delaware Charter School Office will present the 2017-2018 Charter School Annual Report to the Delaware State Board of Education.
The Delaware School Success Framework, based largely on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, shows that 57% of the charter schools authorized by the Delaware Department of Education, are below standard overall. While I will never agree with any form of measurement based on the very flawed state assessment, the charters love to brag about how they do less with more. But this clearly shows a plethora of reasons why they are just like most of Delaware’s traditional schools. In fact, the ones who do REALLY well on the not-so Smarter Balanced Assessment have demographics that are woefully skewed.