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Title Charter schools in eight states : effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition / Ron Zimmer [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xix, 136 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136).
Contents Introduction -- Students transferring to charter schools -- Student achievement in charter schools -- Educational attainment effects of charter high schools -- Competitive effects of charter schools on student achievement in traditional public schools -- Implications for policy and research -- Appendix A: Data -- Appendix B: Chapter three regression results -- Appendix C: Supporting data -- Appendix D: Chapter five regression results.
Summary The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, and the scale of the charter movement has since grown to 4,000 schools and more than a million students in 40 states plus the District of Columbia. With this growth has also come a contentious debate about the effects of the schools on their own students and on students in nearby traditional public schools (TPSs). In recent years, research has begun to inform this debate, but many of the key outcomes have not been adequately examined, or have been examined in only a few states. Do the conflicting conclusions of different studies reflect real differences in effects driven by variation in charter laws and policies? Or do they reflect differences in research approaches --some of which may be biased? This book examines four primary research questions: (1) What are the characteristics of students transferring to charter schools? (2) What effect do charter schools have on test-score gains for students who transfer between TPSs and charter schools? (3) What is the effect of attending a charter high school on the probability of graduating and of entering college? (4) What effect does the introduction of charter schools have on test scores of students in nearby TPSs?
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Charter schools -- United States -- States -- Case studies.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children's Studies.
Charter schools -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00852532
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Charter school
Social Sciences.
Theory & Practice of Education.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Zimmer, Ron W.
Other Form: Print version: Charter schools in eight states. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009 9780833046932 0833046934 (DLC) 2009008946 (OCoLC)316146163
ISBN 9780833047113 (electronic bk.)
0833047116 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-869-BMG/JOY/WPF
Standard No. AU@ 000048786129
AU@ 000051318792
DEBBG BV043142497
DEBSZ 421989947
DEBSZ 449146758
GBVCP 1008652954
GBVCP 802962009

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