Charter School Performance in the State of Washington

Charter school students on par with traditional public schools in reading, math

  1. Public charter school students in Washington State experienced annual growth in reading and math on par with the educational gains of students in traditional public schools over the three school years that ended in 2017.
  2. English language learners enrolled in charter schools were the single subgroup with significantly higher learning growth than those enrolled in traditional public schools.
  3. Margaret Raymond, Director of CREDO at Stanford University, pointed out that the samples were small: 1,027 students in seven charter schools. “Many of the indicators are headed in the right direction, but future updates will provide additional detail around the long-term story of charter school impacts in Washington.”