Elementary and middle school students in Texas charter schools show greater improvement on standardized tests over time than students in regular public schools, a report says.
Though students of all ages in charter schools tend to have lower test scores on average than students in regular schools, charter students in grades 5-8 had higher growth in both the mathematics and reading sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills than noncharter students, based on scores from the 2003 and 2004 assessments.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization based in Austin, published the report.
Vol. 25, Issue 09, Page 15Published in Print: October 26, 2005, as Texas Charters