Why Charter Schools Fail the Test

The evaluation by the School Choice Demonstration Project, a national research group that matched more than 3,000 students from the choice program and from regular public schools, found that pupils in the choice program generally had “achievement growth rates that are comparable” to similar Milwaukee public-school students. This is just one of several evaluations of school choice programs that have failed to show major improvements in test scores, but ... Full Story »

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Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - May. 15, 2010

I agree -- evaluation measures have to be changed to effectively assess how well a school and its students are faring. Standardized test scores do not accurately measure school quality.

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