The Evaluation of Charter School Impacts

Publisher: Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Jun 30, 2010
Philip Gleason, Melissa Clark, Christina Clark Tuttle, and 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.