ERIC Number: ED434396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Charter Schools: ED-Sponsored Charter School Research and Demonstration Programs. Research Today.
National Inst. on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
This report offers a brief synopsis of findings from a comprehensive, 4-year study of charter schools. The study was designed to find out what types of students attend charter schools, how charter laws and policies affect charter schools in each state, the conditions under which charter schools improve or do not improve student achievement and other aspects of student learning, and how charter schools affect local and state systems of public education. The study, which began in 1995, gathered data through an annual telephone survey of all charter schools, intensive case studies of 90 charter schools and a smaller number of comparison schools, and interviews with staff at charter-granting agencies, state educational agencies, and school districts. The report lists research projects on charter-school accountability, charter schools and students with disabilities, charter-school finance, staffing, an evaluation of the national public charter-school program, and a study of growth in student achievement. The report also describes other research projects, such as project EARCH (Special Education as Requirements in Charter Schools), and offers overviews of demonstration and support programs, such as leadership training and the charter-school teacher program. The document closes with a list of information sources on charter-school programs. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.