Authorizer Evaluations

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-13-145, the State Board shall ensure the effective operation of charter school 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.

The State Board evaluates Tennessee's charter school authorizers at least every two years. Authorizers are assigned an evaluation cohort and evaluated against the State Board's Quality Charter Authorizing Standards - Policy 6.111

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:

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 Reid at

Tennessee's Charter Authorizers and Agency Contacts