ERIC Number: ED530089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Review of "Everyone Wins: How Charter Schools Benefit All New York City Public School Students"
McEwan, Patrick J.
Education and the Public Interest Center
The report examines whether increasing competition from charter schools has a causal effect on the achievement of public school students in New York City, using a three-year longitudinal database of student test scores. As a measure of competition, it considers the percentage of students who left a public school for a charter school in the prior year. The statistical analysis suggests that increasing competition has no statistically significant impact on math test scores, but that it has small positive effects on language scores. The report does not conclusively demonstrate that the results are explained by increasing competitive pressure on public school administrators; they may also be explained by shifting peer quality or declining short-run class sizes in public schools. (Contains 8 notes.) [This paper reviews the following document: "Everyone Wins: How Charter Schools Benefit All New York City Public School Students. Civic Report No. 60" (ED509529).]
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Competition, Statistical Analysis, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Language Arts, Language Tests, Scores, Statistical Significance, Longitudinal Studies, Predictor Variables
Education and the Public Interest Center. School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309. Tel: 303-447-EPIC; Fax: 303-492-7090; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.colorado.edu/education/centersoutreach/epic.html
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
Authoring Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder, Education and the Public Interest Center; Arizona State University, Education Policy Research Unit
Identifiers - Location: New York