The Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of the Literature
In this October 2011 meta-analysis, Julian Betts and Y. Emily Tang, writing for the National Charter School Research Project at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, take a look at the recent research on student achievement in charter schools across the country. By analyzing several rigorous studies, Betts and Tang found considerable variability in charter school performance. On average, charter schools outperform traditional public schools in elementary reading and mathematics and middle school mathematics, but no difference was found in reading or mathematics in high schools or in middle school reading.
- Value-Added and Experimental Studies of the Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement: A Literature Review
- The New York City Charter School Evaluation Project: How New York City’s Charter Schools Affect Student Achievement
- Autonomy and Achievement: How public charter schools can help close the achievement gap
- What Does the Research Say about Charter Schools, Strategies, and Student Achievement?
- Are High Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from a Social Experiment in Harlem