Charter Schools Research
The latest study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University underscored the importance of the charter school authorizing process and the need for diligence when considering charter expansion. NSBA’s analysis highlights the key points for school board members (February 2013).
An analysis from The Education Trust – Midwest finds that more than half of Michigan’s 47 charter operators failed to meet minimum quality standard (October 2012).
A U.S. Department of Education Inspector General’s audit finds a lack of oversight of how federal charter school funds are spent at the state and school levels (September 2012), read the summary here.
The Center for Public Education’s report Searching for the Reality of Virtual Schools looks at the effect of online learning on student outcomes (May 2012).
The Charter School Research Guide, developed by NSBA, helps school board members assess the quality of charter research and identify the limitations of its data and findings (February 2012), read the summary here.
The American School Board Journal’s article Follow the Money explores how private money has become a critical funding source for promoting charter schools (February 2012). Password or purchase required.
The Center for Public Education’s report Charter Schools: Finding out the Facts looks at the state of charter schools and their effect on student achievement (March 2010).
Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) report Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States, provides a comprehensive evaluation on charter school performance and found that 37 percent of the charter schools performed worse than traditional public schools, 17 percent performed better and 46 percent performed the same as traditional public schools (June 2009).
Other CREDO research on charter schools.
Charter school research at the National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Charter school research at the Education Commission of the States
Charter school information at the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Columbia University.