CREDO at Stanford University reports on LA charter schools

A new report released by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) found that the typical student in a Los Angeles charter school gains more learning in a year than his or her district school peer, amounting to about 50 more days of learning in reading and an additional 79 days of learning in math.
 
The 2014 Los Angeles Report found that citywide, compared to traditional school alternatives, 48 percent of charter schools have significantly larger learning gains in reading, while 44 percent do so in math. Nationally 25 percent of charter schools have significantly larger learning gains in reading, while 29 percent do so in math.
 
"The overall pattern of performance in Los Angeles reflects strong authorizing coupled with focused school operations.This is a formula that appears in other high performing charter communities; when flexibility is coupled with strong authorizer accountability, students reap the benefit," said Margaret Raymond, Director of CREDO at Stanford University.
 
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