ERIC Number: ED483349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Charter School Achievement On The 2003 National Assessment Of Educational Progress.
Nelson, F. Howard; Rosenberg, Bella; Van Meter, Nancy
Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Arizona State University College of Education
Frustrated by the repeated delays in the release of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Charter School Report and knowing that the data were collected in 2003, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) decided to try to unearth the basic NAEP charter school results. Embedded in the questionnaire that was administered to schools along with the 2003 NAEP math and reading tests in grades 4 and 8 is the question: What type of school is this? ?Charter school? was one of the possible answers. This enabled the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to comb through the Web-based NAEP Data Tool to identify NAEP?s first-time, nationally representative sample of charter schools (grade 4) that is the subject of the inexplicably twice-delayed charter school report. It was found that grade 8 math and reading achievement outcomes for schools that identified themselves as charter schools, though this smaller sample yielded more limited findings than for grade 4. As a result, the findings on grade 4 and grade 8 achievement in charter schools in the typical way NAEP publicly reports its results was able to be analyzed and presented.
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 4, Unions, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Charter Schools, Mathematics
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-879-4400; Web site: www.aft.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.