Edge given to charter students
Source: Detroit News, Jan 2013
A report released Monday by an independent analyst of charter schools shows charter school students in Michigan and Detroit are out-learning their public school counterparts.
The study, done by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, found the typical Michigan charter school student school gained more learning in a year than a district school peer — an advantage of about an additional two months of reading and math learning. The learning advantage was even greater for students in Detroit charter schools, which make up 27 percent of the state’s charter students, on average gaining nearly three months achievement for each year they attend charter schools.
The Michigan analysis found at the school level, on average, 35 percent of the charter schools have significantly more positive learning gains than their district school counterparts in reading, while two percent of charter schools have significantly lower learning gains.
In math, 42 percent of the charter schools studied outperformed their district school peers while only six percent performed worse.
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