The Evaluation of Charter School Impacts

The Evaluation of Charter School Impacts

Published: Jun 30, 2010
Publisher: Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Associated Project

Charter Schools: Are They Effective?

Time frame: 2003-2010

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Education


Christina Clark Tuttle

Emily Dwoyer

This report provides findings from the largest charter school study of its kind to date to use an experimental design. On average, charter middle schools that hold lotteries are neither more nor less successful than traditional public schools in improving student achievement, behavior, and school progress; however, impacts varied widely across schools.

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