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Authorizer Evaluations

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-13-145, the State Board shall ensure the effective operation of authorizers in the state and shall evaluate authorizer quality. The State Board is charged with conducting periodic evaluations of authorizers to determine authorizer compliance. An authorizer’s failure to remedy non-compliance may result in the reduction of the authorizer fee.

Beginning in Fall 2021, authorizers will be evaluated at least every two years. All six of the charter school authorizers in Tennessee will be evaluated. These include: 

  • Achievement School District 
  • Hamilton County Schools
  • Knox County Schools
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Shelby County Schools
  • Tennessee Public Charter School Commission

Evaluation Documents

The State Board's Authorizer Evaluation process is outlined in State Board Rule 0520-14-01-.08, State Board Policy 6.113, and the following documents:

Additional Resources

Evaluation Reports

TN Authorizer Connect

The State Board hosts a bimonthly authorizer meet-up to provide authorizers and charter support agencies the opportunity to connect and share resources on a variety of topics. To receive information about the next meet-up, please contact Ali Gaffey at ali.gaffey@tn.gov.