Charter schools are a growing force within the school choice movement. Charter school law provides charter schools the freedom to innovate and maintain increased autonomy as long as internal and external accountability mandates are begin met. Despite the growing popularity of charter schools, little is known about charter schools in high stakes testing states and the way they negotiate the intersection of external accountability mandates and internal school mission. This qualitative case study examines a charter school for diverse students in an urban setting. The study describes the practices teachers and the head of school engage in to fulfill the school's mission of preparing all students for college using a rigorous curriculum integrated with an intensive service-learning component.... colleges and careers, as well as study guides for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) tests. Also in the library were diverse text selections such as Farewell to Manzanar, Bless Me Ultimaanbsp;...
|Title||:||Winston Charter School: A Case Study Involving the Intersection of External and Internal Accountability Mandates|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|