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: 62%
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: 82%
Delivering Well Prepared Teachers B-
Expanding the Pool of Teachers B-
Identifying Effective Teachers B
Retaining Effective Teachers B-
Exiting Ineffective Teachers D