Published Online: December 13, 2011
Published in Print: December 14, 2011, as Pa. Cyber Charters Not Passing Test

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Pa. Cyber Charters Not Passing Test

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Most cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania failed to make the grade on state standardized tests during the last school year, fanning the flames for critics who say they siphon money from traditional public schools.

But supporters of cyber charters say the tests do not show an accurate reflection of the programs.

Based on data from the 2010-11 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests, only two of the 11 cyber charters to take the tests hit state-set benchmarks in reading and math.

Vol. 31, Issue 14, Page 5

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