Charter School Program (CSP) Data Collection and Monitoring
WestEd operates the Charter School Programs (CSP) Monitoring and Data Collection Projects for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).
As a part of this work, WestEd develops and refines monitoring protocols and procedures to conduct on-site and remote monitoring of CSP grantees.
- Monitoring addresses compliance with the CSP program and grant requirements, charter school quality and related priorities, and fiscal and administrative responsibilities.
- Data collection activities center around annual requirements to collect and analyze grant administration data from all active CSP grantees and grant funded schools.
To date, WestEd has monitored all of State Educational Agencies (SEAs) and State Entity (SE) grant recipients as well as dozens of Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) and Developer grantees. Throughout the monitoring, WestEd has observed grant implementation activities in hundreds of charter schools.