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There have been large studies on the effects of charter schools in general, some of the best produced by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University.
-Jay Matthews, Washington Post
Designed to inform and empower decision-makers, educators, and the wider community, this Policy Brief presents key takeaways from the landmark National Charter School Study III. By distilling extensive research into succinct and actionable findings, we aim to provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices and shape impactful policies that drive meaningful improvements in education.
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The Urge to Serve
CREDO conducts research-based reports on academic performance for students in public K-12 schools in selected cities, states, and school districts, while also comparing charter schools with traditional schools and online learning with brick-and-mortar settings.
National Charter School Study III
The third installment of our study examines the academic progress of students enrolled in charter schools compared with those enrolled in traditional public schools (TPS).
Houston – 2022
2022 City Studies Summary of Findings This summary highlights major findings about students’ academic performance in public K-12 schools in Houston, Texas.1 Performance is measured by one-year learning gains or growth students made from one school year to the next. Houston students’ progress is measured against the average growth of …
Newark – 2022
2022 City Studies Summary of Findings This summary highlights major findings about students’ academic performance in public K-12 schools in Newark, New Jersey. Performance is measured by one-year learning gain or growth students made from one school year to the next. We benchmark Newark students’ growth against the state average …
Recently featured on the Wall Street Journal Excerpt:School choice is gaining momentum nationwide, and charter schools are a large part of the movement. A new study shows that these independently run public schools are blowing away their traditional school competition in student performance….
Education Week – Charter Schools Are Outperforming Traditional Public Schools: 6 Takeaways From a New Study
A new study shows that charter school students are now outpacing their peers in traditional public schools in math and reading achievement, cementing a long-term trend of positive charter school outcomes. The study is the third in a series…
The 74 – National Study of 1.8 Million Charter Students Shows Charter Pupils Outperform Peers at Traditional Public Schools
Gains amount to 16 additional days of English and 6 of math a year. But CREDO finds that sector lags in special education and virtual instruction Charter school students make more average progress in math and English than their counterparts in traditional public schools, including […]
Raymond: Even with 5 extra years of education, only about 75% of students will be at grade level by HS graduation. And no school can offer that much…
New findings on San Antonio public schools reveal that students in charter schools are in many cases outpacing their peers, both statewide and within the city — in a few cases, by as much as half of an entire school year….
Are charter schools helping students succeed? Many studies have contributed to answering this multidimensional question, including a recent Fordham Institute report highlighting the association between a rise in charter student enrollment share at the metro level and increases in math achievement…