Wednesday, March 14, 2007
CSAP & Charters
Across the state, thousands of public school students are taking the state assessment, CSAP. This is a very important assessment for schools. Some charter schools have reported that their District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) has told them they have to administer the CSAP at the charter school on the same day as the district. However, state law only indicates a window of time to administer the CSAP. Many charter schools have waivers from the district's school calendar and have different days off than their district. If this situation arises with your charter school, make sure you're communicating with the district -- in writing, if possible. Ultimately, the decision should be made considering what's best for the student.