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Urban Charter Schools and Student Achievement

Monday, February 7th, 2011
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Urban charter schools in Massachusetts have large positive effects on student achievement at both the middle and high school levels, according to a new study by researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT and the University of Michigan. Results for nonurban charter schools, however, were less clear with some analyses indicating positive effects on student achievement at the high school level, while results for middle school students were much less encouraging. The study, which was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education was done by a research team led by Joshua Angrist, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and was published by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard. Commenting on the findings – which are consistent with a similar analysis done by the same team for students in Boston’s charter, pilot, and traditional schools, Mitchell Chester, the state’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, noted that: "The findings of this study are provocative. They suggest, as in previous studies, that students in Massachusetts' charter middle and high schools often perform better academically than their peers in traditional public schools. The task now is to learn more about what is working in charter schools -- such as more effective instruction, engaging academic curricula, longer school days, longer school year, or other practices -- so that similar elements can be implemented in traditional public schools." More information about the study is available at: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~pfpie/index.php/news/ 


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