Education Next – Rethinking Charter School Evaluation When The Gold Standard Is Off The Table.

The findings we’re releasing today are good news for the education research community because they demonstrate that CREDO’s synthetic matching approach offers a reasonable alternative when the gold standard is not feasible or possible. This approach appears to produce reliable estimates of charter effectiveness and does so in a manner that ensures high rates of coverage for many different types of charter schools in diverse locations across the country. Read the full article here.