ERIC Number: ED423612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
A National Study of Charter Schools. Second-Year Report.
Berman, Paul; Nelson, Beryl; Ericson, John; Perry, Rebecca; Silverman, Debra
The second-year report of the National Study of Charter Schools updates information on charter schools presented in the first report of the study. The study is a 4-year research effort (September 1995 to September 1999) intended to document and analyze the charter-school movement. It was designed to provide information about what kind of charter schools become operational, about factors that influence charter schools' development, and about how schools are implementing their charters. The second-year report presents information about charter schools for the school year 1997-97 and is based on a telephone survey designed to collect data from the 428 charter schools in operation at that time. The report is also based on site visits to 91 charter schools. It places charter schools in perspective by looking at their operations, accountability, and impact on public education. It demonstrates state approaches to the charter concept, including legislative mandates, and focuses on characteristics of charter schools, students of charter schools, why charter schools are started and what attracts parents to them, and challenges in the implementation of charter schools. Five appendices offer information on the study's research design, a state legislative overview, and other information. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, School Administration, School Organization
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RPP International, Emeryville, CA.
Note: For the executive summary of this report, see EA 029 424.