The Performance Framework sets clear expectations for schools and will allow the DOE to answer the following questions:
Is the academic program a success?
Is the school financially viable?
Is the school equitable and organizationally sound? (The Organizational Performance Framework was revised in August 2015)
Within the Performance Framework, the academic section carries the most weight in all high-stakes decision making including replication, expansion, renewal and revocation. In addition, the Framework will allow schools to now be assessed in a number of areas, such as how the school compares to similar "peer" schools; progress of individual subgroups of students and the school as a whole over time; whether the school is financially healthy and sustainable; whether the school has equitable admissions and enrollment practices to serve all students; and whether the school offers a safe and structured learning environment.