Evaluating the Performance of Philadelphia’s Charter Schools

March 31, 2008

Research for Action recently released, “Evaluating the Performance of Philadelphia’s Charter Schools.”

“This report examines the effect charter schools are having on student achievement in Philadelphia. In addition to the schools’ effect on reading and mathematics achievement, it looks at such questions as what types of students charter schools attract and whether charter schools have higher student turnover rates than traditional public schools. The authors find that students’ average gains when attending charter schools are statistically indistinguishable from the gains they experienced while at traditional public schools.”

Download: Evaluating the Performance of Philadelphia’s Charter Schools

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