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ERIC Number: EJ1006481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Making Waves or Treading Water? An Analysis of Charter Schools in New York State
Silverman, Robert Mark
Urban Education, v48 n2 p257-288 Mar 2013
This article compares charter schools and other public schools in New York State. School Report Card (SRC) data measuring student, teacher, and school characteristics from the state's 16 urban school districts with charter schools were examined. Descriptive and multivariate analysis was used. The findings suggest that there are more similarities in student outcomes between charter schools and other public schools than differences. Although charter schools had higher sixth- and eighth-grade math scores, outcomes were comparable along other measures. Systemic issues, such as poverty, suspensions, and poor attendance had relatively stronger effects on student performance regardless of school type. (Contains 10 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York