The Program Administrator for the Federal Program Monitoring and Support Office of NCDPI requested assistance with developing a crosswalk between NC Star Indicators and Title I Indicators. SECC staff participated in two conference calls with NCDPI, Feb 10 and Feb 17, to discuss the parameters of the work and timelines for completing the crosswalk.
SECC and NCDPI charter school staff met early in the month to discuss the evaluation questions and then met again 2 weeks later to continue the work. The charter school team met to verify the agreements about the purpose of virtual public charter school evaluation, recommendations they want to be able to make about schools, and the evaluation data sources and methods. The group also discussed the questions for which the agency would want to have evidence in order to make recommendations about the discontinuance, modification, or expansion of the virtual public charter school (VPCS) program. The groups agreed upon directions for evaluating the virtual public charter schools and made decisions about the sources and methods for the data collection for the evaluation. The SECC staff lead described the process the SECC team members were using to work on the various data collection instruments and then team members described their progress and asked relevant questions related to their areas. SECC staff will draft an evaluation plan for the qualitative data associated with the second year of the VPCS evaluation and will be prepared to discuss it at the next meeting.