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Report: CA, NY and WA charter schools:
Response to the Pandemic
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.
Charter School Performance in Rhode Island – 2023
This analysis serves as a benchmark for charter school performance as COVID-19 recovery begins.
Camden – 2022
2022 City Studies Summary of Findings This summary highlights major findings about students’ academic performance in public K-12 schools in Camden, New Jersey. Performance is measured by one-year learning gains or growth students made from one school year to the next. We benchmark Camden students’ growth against the state average …
San Antonio – 2022
2022 City Studies Summary of Findings This summary highlights major findings about students’ academic performance in public K-12 schools in San Antonio, Texas. Performance is measured by one-year learning gains or growth students made from one school year to the next. We benchmark San Antonio students’ growth against the state …
The 74 – Study: San Antonio Charter Schools Lifted Student Achievement Prior to Pandemic
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….
Thomas B. Fordham Institute – CREDO examines charter school performance in three cities
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…
The 74 – In Indianapolis, Charter Schools ‘Move the Needle’ on Achievement
New research on pre-pandemic academic achievement in Indianapolis is delivering a mixed bag of results: Students in K-12 schools there posted weaker learning gains in both reading and math than students statewide, while students who attended charter or charter-like “Innovation Network Schools” posted better results […]
The 74 – New Research Tracks Charters’ Early Moves During Pandemic
A new study suggests that charter schools heavily prioritized student engagement and instruction in the early days of the pandemic, with many navigating a quick transition to online learning and beginning to embrace a hybrid model by the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. This […]
EdSource – Survey details how charter schools in California, two other states responded to pandemic
After Covid closed schools in March 2020, charter schools reopened in remote learning on average in four days in California, three days in New York and only two days in Washington state. For public districts throughout California and much of the nation, it often took […]
Northern Kentucky Tribune – Brigitte Blom: Debate is not about charter schools, but how to close Ky’s persistent achievement gaps
“When analyzing the research on charter school effectiveness, The Center for Research on Student Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University is still the gold standard….”