ERIC Number: EJ1058624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Uneven Performance of Arizona's Charter Schools
Chingos, Matthew M.; West, Martin R.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n1 suppl p120S-134S May 2015
Arizona enrolls a larger share of its students in charter schools than any other state in the country, but no comprehensive examination exists of the impact of those schools on student achievement. Using student-level data covering all Arizona students from 2006 to 2012, we find that the performance of charter schools in Arizona in improving student achievement varies widely, and more so than that of traditional public schools (TPS). On average, charter schools at every grade level have been modestly less effective than TPS in raising student achievement in some subjects. But charter schools that closed during this period have been lower performing than schools that remained open, a pattern that is not evident in the traditional public sector.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools, School Closing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Elementary Education; High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona