Ball State University serves as a sponsoring agency for charter schools in Indiana. Ball State's Office of Charter Schools (OCS) maintains the application and review process in applying for a charter and monitors a school's performance once a charter is established. 

Charter School Research 
This Web site contains annual reports of student achievement in Indiana charter schools and occasional reports of research topics of interest, including both achievement and non-achievement variables.

On a national basis, this site contains a study comparing charter and traditional school funding data from 24 states and Washington, D.C., during the 2006-2007 school year. View the full report and individual state chapters.