Quality Authorizing Standards

Georgia Authorizing Standards

On December 9, 2021, the State Board of Education adopted the Georgia Principles and Standards for Charter School Authorizing, a set of principles designed to evaluate Georgia charter authorizing bodies on quality practices. The standards were developed jointly by the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) and the Georgia Dept. of Education (GaDOE) and are informed by both the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing and Georgia laws . Prior to adoption, stakeholders were invited to submit feedback and, where appropriate and applicable, updates were included.

Authorizer Evaluation

Georgia law requires all charter authorizers undergo an annual evaluation adhering to the established set of principles and standards. The evaluation must be conducted by an experienced, third-party provider. As such, the SCSC contracted with NACSA to complete its initial review. The SCSC received an Exemplary rating on the Georgia Principles and Standards for Charter School Authorizing evaluation. SCSC staff presented the results of the evaluation, areas of strengths, areas for growth and next steps at the February 22, 2023, SCSC meeting. All related materials are included below.

Please send questions, comments and feedback to SCSC Director of Research and Evaluation, Katie Manthey, [email protected].


Download this pdf file. Georgia Principles and Standards for Charter School Authorizing

Download this pdf file. State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia Authorizer Evaluation

Download this pdf file. Executive Summary

Download this pdf file. Evaluation Tool

2021 Authorizer Standards Information Session

Presented and recorded prior to the December 2021 State Board of Education's adoption of the Quality Authorizer Standards