Accountability / Performance Reports

How are CSI schools held accountable?
The CSI Annual Review of Schools (CARS) is used to evaluate and accredit CSI schools annually based on academic, organizational, and financial performance. CARS builds off of the academic expectations in the state’s accountability system by adding additional academic indicators and including measures of financial and organizational performance.
This evaluation:
1) Adds to the body of evidence that is used to make authorization decisions;
2) Determines the school accreditation rating that is primarily used to inform authorization pathways; &
3) Determines the level of support/intervention to provide to the school.
In the first year of a new school, the CSI Pre-Opening CSI Annual Review of Schools (PCARS) is used to determine accreditation ratings for the first year of operations.