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NAEP 2003 Mathematics Charter School Survey Results

Weighted percentage of students, average scale score, and percentage of students at or above each achievement level in mathematics, Grade 4

Number of years since the school’s charter was granted

NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 1
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
0-1 year 8 (4.5)   234 (9.0) ! 76 (11.1) ! 30 (8.9) ! 3 (1.6)  
2-3 years 28 (5.2)   224 (3.1)   63 (4.1)   20 (4.0)   1 (0.7)  
4-5 years 33 (4.1)   226 (3.7)   66 (5.2)   22 (4.4)   2 (0.8)  
6 years or more 31 (5.8) 233 (4.0) ! 74 (3.5) ! 31 (6.0) ! 4 (1.6) !


Who granted the school's charter?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 2
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
School district 45 (5.3)   235 (2.7)   77 (2.5)   33 (4.1)   4 (1.2)  
State board of education 30 (5.6)   222 (2.9) ! 61 (4.4) ! 18 (3.2) ! 1 (0.7) !
Postsecondary institution 15 (1.7)   222 (3.0)   60 (3.4)   17 (3.1)   2 (1.0)  
State charter-granting agency 6 (1.7)   225 (8.4) ! 65 (11.8) ! 24 (9.5) ! 1 (1.1) !
Other 2 (1.1)   224 (3.6) ! 65 (7.5) ! 23 (7.2) ! # (0.1) !
Don't know 2 (‡)                  


Is your charter school a newly created school or was it a pre-existing school?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 3
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Newly created school 68 (5.5)   229 (2.9)   69 (3.4)   26 (3.7)   3 (1.0)  
Pre-existing school 32 (5.5)   228 (2.4) ! 68 (3.1) ! 24 (2.8) ! 3 (0.8) !
    Pre-existing private school 21 (7.1) ! 225 (3.5) ! 67 (5.6) ! 19 (4.8) ! 1 (1.3) !
    Pre-existing public school 79 (7.1) ! 230 (2.9) ! 70 (3.7) ! 26 (2.9) ! 3 (1.0) !
Don't know # (‡)                  


Number of years providing instructions as a charter school
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 4
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
0-1 year 10 (4.9)   235 (3.5) ! 80 (1.8) ! 28 (5.9) ! 3 (1.6) !
2-3 years 27 (6.3)   232 (5.0) ! 72 (5.0) ! 32 (6.9) ! 4 (1.6) !
4-5 years 40 (5.7)   227 (3.2)   67 (4.6)   23 (4.1)   2 (0.7)  
6 years or more 24 (4.5)   228 (1.7)   69 (2.5)   23 (2.8)   3 (1.2)  


Which population of students does your charter school primarily serve?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 5
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
All students 91 (2.6)   230 (2.2)   70 (2.7)   27 (2.8)   3 (0.8)  
At-risk students 5 (1.8)   217 (1.9) ! 53 (5.8) ! 12 (5.3) ! # (#) !
Students with disabilities # (‡)                  
Gifted/talented students 1 (‡)                  
Some other population 3 (1.6)   221 (7.3) ! 61 (7.5) ! 10 (7.6) ! 1 (0.8) !
Don't know # (‡)                  


Which one of the following best describes your charter school's primary focus in terms of program content?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 6
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Comprehensive curriculum
(no specialized primary focus)
57 (5.7)   229 (3.6)   69 (4.0)   27 (4.4)   3 (1.1)  
Special curricular focus
(e.g., arts, math/science, foreign language immersion)
23 (4.8)   229 (3.9)   71 (5.7)   26 (5.7)   2 (0.9)  
Educational philosophy
(e.g., Montessori, open school)
7 (3.1)   223 (6.0) ! 64 (10.4) ! 18 (2.8) ! 2 (1.4) !
Philosophy or set of values
(e.g., Eastern philosophy, religion)
1 (‡)                  
Other 12 (3.7)   226 (5.9) ! 66 (8.2) ! 21 (6.0) ! 2 (1.7) !
Don't know #                  


Is your school operated by an organization or company that also manages other schools?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 7
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Yes 31 (6.8)   228 (5.5) ! 67 (5.8) ! 26 (7.1) ! 3 (1.6) !
No 69 (6.8)   228 (1.9)   69 (2.7)   24 (2.3)   2 (0.6)  
Don't know #                  


Is your school part of another public school district or local education agency, or is your school itself a charter school district?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 8
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Part of another public school district 52 (4.4)   234 (3.1)   75 (3.1)   32 (4.1)   4 (1.2)  
Charter school district by itself 48 (4.3)   225 (2.3)   66 (3.5)   20 (2.7)   2 (0.6)  
Don't know #                  


Does your school's charter include waivers or exemptions from the following state or district policies?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 9
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Teacher certification requirements                              
    Yes 21 (4.1)   229 (3.1)   69 (4.3)   27 (4.0)   2 (1.1)  
    No 79 (4.1)   228 (2.4)   69 (2.7)   25 (3.2)   3 (0.9)  
    Don't know # (#)   201 (3.6)   32 (5.5)   4 (2.3)   1 (0.8)  
Teacher/staff hiring/firing policies                              
    Yes 28 (4.7)   231 (2.9)   73 (4.1)   28 (4.3)   2 (0.8)  
    No 70 (4.7)   227 (3.0)   67 (3.4)   24 (3.9)   3 (0.9)  
    Don't know 2 (‡)   230 (7.0) ! 72 (6.3) ! 23 (7.0) ! 3 (2.8) !
Curriculum requirements                              
    Yes 35 (4.8)   238 (3.4)   79 (3.4)   37 (4.7)   4 (1.6)  
    No 64 (5.0)   223 (2.2)   63 (3.2)   19 (2.4)   2 (0.4)  
    Don't know 2 (‡)                  
Student attendance/seat time requirements                              
    Yes 8 (2.2)   232 (4.9) ! 72 (5.7) ! 30 (7.3) ! 4 (2.2) !
    No 92 (2.2)   228 (2.2)   68 (2.6)   25 (2.7)   3 (0.8)  
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Student assessment requirements                              
    Yes 11 (3.0)   225 (6.1) ! 64 (7.8) ! 23 (7.2) ! 2 (1.8) !
    No 89 (3.0)   229 (2.3)   69 (2.7)   26 (2.8)   3 (0.8)  
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Control of finances/budget                              
    Yes 30 (5.0)   236 (4.0) ! 78 (4.2) ! 34 (5.8) ! 4 (1.8) !
    No 67 (5.3)   225 (1.8)   65 (2.6)   22 (2.0)   2 (0.6)  
    Don't know 3 (2.2)                  
Incentives, rewards, or sanctions due to school performance                              
    Yes 16 (4.2)   237 (3.9) ! 79 (4.6) ! 35 (5.3) ! 5 (1.3) !
    No 81 (4.3)   227 (2.5)   67 (2.9)   23 (3.1)   2 (0.9)  
    Don't know 3 (1.3)   226 (6.8) ! 67 (13.2) ! 25 (6.9) ! 2 (1.7) !


In which of the following areas is your school monitored by the state or your school's charter-granting agency?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 10
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Instructional practices                              
    Yes 82 (5.1)   228 (2.4)   69 (2.7)   26 (3.0)   3 (0.9)  
    No 18 (5.1)   229 (4.5) ! 68 (5.3) ! 24 (5.8) ! 3 (1.3) !
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Student achievement                              
    Yes 92 (3.6)   229 (2.1)   69 (2.4)   26 (2.8)   3 (0.8)  
    No 8 (3.6)   224 (5.8) ! 66 (8.5) ! 18 (7.3) ! 1 (0.9) !
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Student behavior                              
    Yes 70 (4.9)   230 (2.8)   70 (3.2)   27 (3.7)   3 (1.0)  
    No 28 (5.3)   226 (2.0) ! 66 (3.0) ! 22 (2.5) ! 2 (0.8) !
    Don't know 2 (‡)                  
Student attendance                              
    Yes 85 (4.3)   229 (2.3)   69 (2.7)   26 (3.0)   3 (0.8)  
    No 15 (4.3)   226 (4.3) ! 66 (6.1) ! 23 (4.9) ! 2 (1.2) !
    Don't know # (‡)                  
School governance                              
    Yes 75 (4.7)   230 (2.6)   70 (3.0)   27 (3.3)   3 (0.9)  
    No 23 (4.8)   225 (3.7) ! 64 (5.6) ! 21 (3.5) ! 2 (0.9) !
    Don't know 2 (1.4)                  
School finances                              
    Yes 86 (4.1)   228 (2.3)   69 (2.7)   25 (3.0)   3 (0.8)  
    No 14 (4.1)   229 (4.3) ! 69 (6.2) ! 26 (5.3) ! 3 (1.6) !
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Compliance with state
or federal regulations
                             
    Yes 99 (‡)   229 (2.1)   69 (2.5)   25 (2.7)   3 (0.7)  
    No 1 (‡)                  
    Don't know # (‡)                  


To which of the following groups are you required to make a report on your school's progress?
NAEP 2003 charter school survey question 11
Survey response Percent of
students
assessed
Average
scale score
Percent
at or above
Basic
Percent
at or above
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
Chartering agency                              
    Yes 81 (4.6)   229 (2.4)   69 (2.7)   27 (3.0)   3 (0.9)  
    No 18 (4.6)   226 (3.7) ! 68 (5.7) ! 20 (4.5) ! 1 (0.5) !
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Private funders                              
    Yes 14 (4.2)   222 (4.7) ! 61 (5.8) ! 18 (6.1) ! 2 (1.2) !
    No 86 (4.2)   230 (2.1)   70 (2.6)   27 (2.8)   3 (0.8)  
    Don't know 1 (‡)                  
Parents                              
    Yes 80 (3.7)   228 (2.3)   68 (2.7)   25 (3.0)   2 (0.8)  
    No 20 (3.7)   231 (2.7)   71 (3.8)   27 (3.4)   3 (1.1)  
    Don't know # (‡)                  
Community/general public                              
    Yes 68 (5.4)   227 (3.1)   67 (3.5)   24 (4.1)   3 (0.9)  
    No 30 (5.0)   230 (3.5)   70 (5.0)   28 (4.6)   3 (0.9)  
    Don't know 2 (1.6)   237 (4.5) ! 82 (9.6) ! 34 (4.2) ! 2 (1.7) !
School governing board                              
    Yes 93 (2.6)   228 (2.2)   68 (2.7)   25 (2.8)   3 (0.8)  
    No 7 (2.6)   234 (5.3) ! 78 (6.4) ! 28 (9.1) ! 2 (1.9) !
    Don't know # (‡)                  
State board of education                              
    Yes 83 (3.4)   229 (2.4)   69 (2.8)   25 (3.0)   2 (0.9)  
    No 16 (3.4)   226 (4.2) ! 64 (5.3) ! 24 (5.6) ! 3 (1.4) !
    Don't know 1 (‡)                  
State department of education
(if this is not the chartering agency)
                             
    Yes 89 (3.5)   229 (2.4)   69 (2.9)   25 (3.0)   3 (0.8)  
    No 8 (2.5)   226 (4.5) ! 68 (6.3) ! 22 (4.7) ! 1 (0.9) !
    Don't know 4 (2.5)   212 (1.7) ! 47 (3.4) ! 10 (2.1) ! # (0.5) !
Legislature                              
    Yes 25 (5.3)   221 (3.7) ! 60 (5.6) ! 17 (4.3) ! 1 (0.5) !
    No 63 (5.7)   230 (1.5)   71 (2.0)   25 (2.1)   3 (0.6)  
    Don't know 12 (5.6)   236 (9.0) ! 74 (9.8) ! 38 (12.4) ! 5 (2.8) !

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Last updated 22 December 2004 (HM)

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