High expectations for student behavior and intensive teacher coaching are the keys to success for high-performing charter networks, concludes a new report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica.
Inner City Education Foundation, KIPP DC, Uncommon Schools, and YES Prep use “positive reinforcements and clear consequences, zero tolerance policies for potentially dangerous behaviors, and consistent schoolwide enforcement of the student behavior systems.”
By conveying consistent and clear expectations to students, these CMOs try to create a safe, focused environment where effective learning can take place.
At high-performing CMOs, administrators and master teachers observe and coach teachers. “Teachers receive intensive preparation on classroom management.”