Jim Griffin is the founding President of Momentum Strategy & Research (MSR), a non-profit dedicated to conducting collaborative research among the many organizations serving charter schools across the country.
Mr. Griffin has been involved in the advocacy of charter schools and schools known in Colorado as AECs (alternative education campuses) since the early 1990’s.
Mr. Griffin was the founding president of the Colorado League of Charter Schools, where he was involved in the writing of several policies that designated AECs as schools needing special consideration under the state accountability system.
Continuing to realize that quality data and analyses are the keys to shaping effective policy, Mr. Griffin has launched MSR where quantifying AEC success across the country is one of the immediate foci of work.
Can an Alternative Accountability Framework be Customized, Rigorous, and Mutually Agreed Upon? Learn what’s possible when schools, districts, and charter authorizers are committed to rigorous, customized accountability, and state policy gives them the latitude to make it happen. Over the last few years Momentum has worked with a number of alternative schools and their district and/or charter authorizer to develop a framework of accountability that is arrived at with a culture of collaboration and consensus combined with the best available data to inform and support the parties’ objectives. This session will identify key steps in the process of developing trust and collaboration between alternative schools and the organizations that are responsible for holding them accountable, and will also show some of the outcomes from that work. This will be a panel discussion including leadership from both an alternative school and a charter school authorizer—each sharing their thoughts and experiences working through this process.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a conference from: