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The Office of Charter Schools, as part of its oversight responsibilities, collects a great deal of information on each charter school authorized by UWM. This includes student and staff demographics, attendance, student, staff, and parent satisfaction indicators, and student growth and achievement data.

The Model Charter Contract (PDF) requires each school to cooperate with UWM in regard to research efforts. Specifically, the contract gives UWM researchers the opportunity to conduct surveys, test pupils, observe both staff and students, and conduct other research.

Faculty and students are encouraged to take the opportunity to conduct research at UWM authorized charter schools. For more information regarding the Office of Charter Schools’ process and available data, please contact Nicole Beier ( and complete our Research Request Form (DOC).