Charter schools outscore traditional public schools… again

I compared the average performance composites of all regular/traditional public schools and all charter schools.  (Note: All schools classified by the Department of Public Instruction as “alternative” were not included.)  The performance composite is the percentage of students performing at or above grade level (Level III) on all state tests taken at the school during the 2010-11 school year.

Last year, the average performance composite of 2,351 regular/traditional schools was 76.1 percent.  The average performance composite of 98 charter schools was 79 percent.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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