Charter School Performance in Michigan

This January 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes focuses on the performance of Michigan charter schools and provides comparisons with district schools. The report examines student performance data from 2005-2006 through 2010-2011 and grades 3-8 and includes comparisons based on demographics and poverty, as well as impact based on location and impact on special education students. The report also includes the number of charter schools opened and closed from 1995 to 2010.

According to the report, “35 percent of the charter schools have significantly more positive learning gains than their (traditional public school) counterparts in reading, while 2 percent of charter schools have significantly lower learning gains. In math, 42 percent of the charter schools studied outperform their [traditional public school] peers and 6 percent perform worse.”