El Paso: State Board of Education Member Georgina C. Pérez delivers testimony during the Texas Education Agency’s public hearing on the Charter School Performance Framework, strongly encouraging public oversight of charter operators’ academic performance.
Good morning, my name is Georgina Perez, and I’m a member of the State Board of Education, District 1, which covers El Paso to Odessa and down to Laredo. I’m here today to talk about the importance of the charter school performance framework in the context of my board.
Charter School Performance Public Hearing, Monday 4 Oct 2021
Please consider testifying at the public hearing to reinforce the importance of including information relevant to parents and public and including standards that better represent whether charters serve all students.
You must register to participate in the public hearing (see link) and to testify (see question on the registration form).
Testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker. The hearing will conclude once all who have registered have been given the opportunity to comment.
Why the Charter School Performance Framework (CSPF) is important
TEA is required by statute to create a Charter School Performance Framework (CSPF) that rates charter school performance using indicators in three areas: Academic, Financial, and Operations.
TEA is updating the CSPF using 2020 data and taking comments from the public that are due on October 4, 2021.
TEA uses the CSPF ratings for a variety of important determination including, oversight, eligibility for charter expansion amendment, charter renewal, non-renewal, and revocation. A charter school rated “high quality” on the CSPF is given preferential treatment.
Concerns have been raised that the indicators used in the CSPR do not provide a comprehensive picture of charter performance. For example, the indicators do not measure whether charter schools underserve English Learners or students with special needs.
Key Points: Recommended changes to the 2020 CSPF
The following organizations endorse the comments on the proposed changes to the CSPF submitted 4 October 2021:
Georgina C. Pérez