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Massachusetts Charter Schools

Charter Analysis and Review Tool (CHART) — Enrollment & Indicators

The Department has updated CHART — Enrollment and CHART — Indicators with up-to-date data.

Both tools are designed to assist charter schools in monitoring their progress with their Recruitment and Retention Plans which includes deliberate, specific strategies the school will use to attract, to enroll, and to retain a student population that is demographically comparable to similar grades in schools from which the charter school enrolls students. These tool provides multi-school, multi-year demographic comparison data in the following categories:

  • CHART — Enrollment
    • Enrollment percentages by selected populations and race.

  • CHART — Indicators
    • Attrition percentages by grade level and selected populations/race.
    • Student indicator statistics, including suspensions by selected population/race.

The charter schools are graphed against comparable schools in its region, the median and first quartile of the comparison schools, and the state average. For enrollment demographic indicators, where possible, a statistically-derived "Comparison Index" is also graphed to provide a comparison figure that account for the charter school's size and fluctuations in student populations that yield natural variation in school-level enrollment figures, along with a "Gap Narrowing Target", which provides reference point for progress over time.

We will continue to update and refine this tool as new data becomes available and feedback is received. If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback please contact James DiMaio at or 781-338-3228.

Last Updated: April 20, 2023

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