CREDO Survey Insights: Methods Used to Monitor Instruction in 2020-21

In February 2022, The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released a report entitled “Charter Schools’ Response to the Pandemic in California, New York and Washington State.” Over the coming weeks, the Institute will share key snapshots and insights from the study, which included responses from 293 charter schools in New York – a 93 percent response rate. 

Since the start of the pandemic, one of the key distinguishing factors separating charters from district schools continued to be its support for teachers, with a proactive effort among charters to maintain consistent coaching, observations, and materials review despite the disruption to normal practices.

Forte Preparatory Academy Charter School, which serves 360 students in Grades 5-8 in Queens CSD 24, provides differentiated professional development and instructional supports based on individual needs and routine observations and feedback cycles. At Manhattan Charter School II, which serves 170 students in Grades K-5 in Manhattan CSD 1, the director of curriculum and instructional, principal, and assistant principal support teachers through regular informal observations during which they provide in the moment feedback or model pedagogical practices.