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Pa. Cyber Charters Not Passing Test

By McClatchy-Tribune — December 13, 2011 1 min read

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 15, 2011 edition of Education Week as Pa. Cyber Charters Not Passing Test

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