The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conducted a pilot study of America's charter schools and their students as part of the 2003 NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics at the fourth-grade level. Charter schools are public schools of choice. They serve as alternatives to the regular public schools to which students are assigned. While there are many similarities between charter schools and other public schools, they do differ in some important ways, including the makeup of the student population and their location. Learn more...
NAEP Reports on Charter Schools
NCES has released two reports analyzing the performance of charter schools:
The initial report compares charter and public noncharter schools. Browse the executive summary or download the full report: America's Charter Schools. The second analysis uses hierarchical linear models (HLMs) to examine differences between the two types of schools when multiple student and/or school characteristics are taken into account. Browse the executive summary or download the full report: A Closer Look at Charter Schools Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling.
Results From the NAEP Charter School Pilot Study
Last updated 04 June 2015 (DS)