Charter Schools Outperform Public Schools in N.J., Study Finds

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Students who attend New Jersey’s rapidly growing menu of charter schools earned higher math scores than their district school counterparts 40 percent of the time between 2007 and 2011, according to a report released today by Stanford University.

Published by the university’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, the study examined five years of test score data for students in grades 3-8 who live in towns with charter schools. Most of the state’s charters serve minority student who live in cities where the traditional public schools struggle.

“The results in our report confirm that New Jersey charter school leaders and teachers show a commitment to addressing the needs of black and Hispanic students in poverty,” said Devora Davis, one of the report’s authors.

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