Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Breaking NEWS!!! from WWC
Charter School performance flat

Just release today February 17th.

The study examined the effect of charter school attendance on annual student achievement growth in math and reading.

The study analyzed data on a large sample of students in grades 1 through 12 who were attending charter schools and traditional public schools in 16 states.


The study found that charter school students’ reading and math test score growth was slightly lower than the test score growth of similar students attending traditional public schools. These differences were small, equivalent to moving a student from the 50th to the 49th percentile in math and less than that in reading.

In old WWC News, August 2008:
Even paying kids to get good grades and using other bribes may raise reading scores but our USA Math programs are so bad..... even that won't raise math scores:

What did the study authors report?

The study found that charters schools that offer student reward and incentive programs had higher gains in reading test scores than charter schools that did not offer these programs. The study found no difference in math test score gains.

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