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How Do Charter Schools Perform?

September 4, 2015
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  • Charters Help Poor and Minority Students

    Stanford researchers found that across all urban regions, black students in poverty who attended charter schools received the equivalent of 59 days of additional learning in math and 44 days of additional learning in reading compared to their peers in traditional public schools.

    Hispanic students in poverty experienced the equivalent of 48 days of additional learning in math and 25 days of additional learning in reading in charter schools relative to their peers in traditional public schools. Hispanic students who were classified as English Language Learners experienced the equivalent of 72 days of additional learning in math and 79 days of additional learning in reading in charter schools relative to their peers in traditional public schools. 

    Sources

    Center for Research on Education Outcomes: p. 17 of Urban Charter School Study: Report on 41 Regions, 2015