Special Education Toolkit


Special Education Toolkit: Guidance for Charter School Authorizers

This toolkit provides a framework for authorizers at each stage of the charter lifecycle, and the tools to do this work. All authorizers must be informed and prepared with the tools necessary to evaluate the services offered for students with disabilities, provide guidance to schools regarding best practices and standards, and address shortcomings or areas for improvement.


Rubric: LEA

This rubric addresses key special education considerations and best practices at the charter school application, operations, and renewal stages. It refers to applicable laws and regulations and links to related tools. This rubric provides distinct recommendations for LEA charters and is a tool to implement the suggestions contained in the toolkit. 


Rubric: Part of LEA

This rubric addresses key special education considerations and best practices at the charter school application, operations, and renewal stages. It refers to applicable laws and regulations and links to related tools. This rubric provides distinct recommendations for non-LEA charters and is a tool to implement the suggestions contained in the toolkit.