While student achievement in charter schools continues to lag behind that of traditional public schools, charter schools are making gains in improving performance, a study concludes.
Published by the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University in Tempe, the study compares charter schools with demographically similar traditional public schools in six states—Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin—over five years. Sixty percent of the charter schools studied performed worse than their traditional public school counterparts. However, all the states had some successful charter schools, and underperforming charter schools generally made achievement gains over time.
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