School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 65%
While Delaware’s law allows for both districts and the state charter school commission to authorize charter schools there has been a de facto moratorium on authorizing from districts which means effectively the state only has one authorizer giving charters limited independence.
Online Learning Score: 0%
Delaware launched a statewide virtual school pilot program from 2008 to 2010, but funding was discontinued, blamed on a statewide budget deficit. No school district may restrict student enrollment in full-time online school or in a part-time individual online course through enrollment caps or geographic boundaries.
Teacher Quality Score: 0%
Teacher evaluations happen every year with student performance being the preponderant factor. Teachers can be dismissed for poor performance. Classroom effectiveness is the most important element in achieving tenure. Effective teachers are eligible to earn performance pay.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook