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dc.contributor.authorFlores, Christian P. ( )
dc.identifier.citationFlores, C. P. (2010). Best practices for nonprofit charter school accountability: A case study of American YouthWorks. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Purpose: The purpose of this applied research project is to develop a best practice model for nonprofit charter school accountability, and to gauge how closely American YouthWorks compares to the practical ideal type. American YouthWorks is an award-winning nonprofit charter school in Austin, Texas, and was chosen for this study to gauge the feasibility of implementing a best practices model. A review of the literature has identified four key components for the best practices model: Mission-Based Accountability, Ethical Culture, Financial Practices, and Performance Measures.

Methodology: A conceptual framework is developed from the components of the best practices model of nonprofit charter school accountability. A case study research design incorporates a structured face-to-face interview to identify how closely American YouthWorkds measures to the best practice model for nonprofit accountability. Responses to the structured interview questions are measured using a scoring system. Pertinent documents are reviewed in order to supplement the structured interview.

Findings: Generally, American YouthWorks exceeds standards delineated in the best practices nonprofit charter school accountability model. However, the organization could improve accountability standards by incorporating a few additional best practices.

dc.format.extent101 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2010.
dc.subjectCharter schoolsen_US
dc.titleBest Practices for Nonprofit Charter Schools Accountability: A Case Study of American YouthWorksen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLongoria, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalanoff-Jones, Emily
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhite, Tiffany
txstate.departmentPolitical Science



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