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Zimmer, Ron; Gill, Brian; Booker, Kevin; Lavertu, Stephane; Sass, Tim R.; Witte, John – RAND Corporation, 2009
The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, and the scale of the charter movement has since grown to 4,000 schools and more than a million students in 40 states plus the District of Columbia. With this growth has also come a contentious debate about the effects of the schools on their own students and on students in nearby traditional public…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Research Methodology, Probability, Student Characteristics
Briggs, Derek C. – Education and the Public Interest Center, 2009
"Charter Schools in Eight States" uses longitudinal data from eight states to evaluate the effects of charter schools on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition. The findings are mixed. "Achievement": The study examines seven jurisdictions and finds insignificant effects on reading and math performance in five,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness