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How Do Charter Schools Perform?

September 4, 2015
  • Students Make More Progress the Longer They Attend

    Research shows that the positive impact of a charter school education grows over time. The Stanford researchers’ urban charter school study found that the longer a student attends a charter school, the more his or her learning progress is amplified. 

    The researchers found that a student gains the equivalent of 7 days of additional learning compared to his or her local, urban public school peers in math in the first year of enrollment in a charter school, compared to 108 additional days in the fourth year of enrollment. 


    Center for Research on Education Outcomes: p. 26 of Urban Charter School Study: Report on 41 Regions, 2015