ERIC Number: ED437724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
The State of Charter Schools, 2000. National Study of Charter Schools. Fourth-Year Report.
Nelson, Beryl; Berman, Paul; Ericson, John; Kamprath, Nancy; Perry, Rebecca; Silverman, Debi; Solomon, Debra
This report by the National Study of Charter Schools provides descriptive information on charter schools that were operating in the 1998-99 school year. The document addresses three major questions: "How have charter schools been implemented?""Under what conditions, if any, have they improved student achievement?" and "What impact have they had on public education?" The questions were answered through annual phone surveys, repeated field visits, the administration of student achievement tests, the administration of teacher surveys, the analyses of state charter laws, and an examination of how charter school legislation has affected school districts. The report is divided into four sections. Section A, which provides an overview of the charter movement, describes the growth of charter schools, paying particular attention to the differences across the charter states in terms of the number of charter schools. Section B summarizes basic characteristics of charter schools compared to other public schools, such as school size, grade-level configuration, student-to-teacher ratio, and student-to-computer ratio. Section C focuses on student demographic features of charter schools compared to other public schools, whereas the last section reviews data on issues that are central to understanding how charter schools may operate differently from other public schools. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Research Reports, School Demography, Summative Evaluation
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328. For full text: http://www.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RPP International, Emeryville, CA.
IES Cited: ED544216