ERIC Number: EJ1139893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
"No Excuses" Charter Schools: A Meta-Analysis of the Experimental Evidence on Student Achievement
Cheng, Albert; Hitt, Collin; Kisida, Brian; Mills, Jonathan N.
Journal of School Choice, v11 n2 p209-238 2017
Many most well-known charter schools in the United States use a "No Excuses" approach. We conduct the first meta-analysis of the achievement impacts of No Excuses charter schools, focusing on experimental, lottery-based studies. We estimate that No Excuses charter schools increase student math and literacy achievement by 0.25 and 0.17, respectively, for approximately each year of attendance. These are large and meaningful gains. Moreover, these effects are substantially larger than those of attending other kinds of charter schools. We discuss policy implications and offer necessary caveats.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Meta Analysis, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Literacy, Language Arts, Literacy Education, English Instruction, Reading Achievement, Enrollment, Selective Admission, Admission Criteria, Achievement Gap, Literature Reviews
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