We conducted six formal statistical tests of the hypothesis that school choice test score impacts reliably predict future attainment impacts. Five of the tests did not support the hypothesis. We have subjected our initial findings to a variety of robustness tests, all of which they passed.
While there is no set script for charter leaders to follow as they consider the next chapter for their organizations, there are proven processes, tools, and best practices they can access to chart their course.
Review of studies finds few situations where school choice boosts long-term outcomes but not short-term ones.
Negative headlines about DCPS may be drowning out the story of the success of public charter schools in D.C.
A new tax credit scholarship program comes about due to a perfect storm of politics, budget crises, a politically savvy cardinal, and patient philanthropy.
We know that a handful of school choice programs as a whole worsened achievement but improved graduation rates. What we don’t know is whether there was a similar mismatch at the school level.
Charter school principals are more diverse than principals of district schools, but far less diverse than the students they serve.
The impacts of school choice programs on test score gains and longer term outcomes are not really as out of sync as they may first appear.
Results for early-college high schools, selective-admission exam schools, and career and technical programs are different from those of the charter and voucher schools normally included in such studies.
A new paper argues that a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.
How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow
The 529 expansion to private K-12 schools will primarily benefit affluent families, produce limited incentives for promoting private school choice, and come at a nontrivial cost to states.
Texas districts can use Title I resources to start new schools rather than just work to turn around low-performing ones.
Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.
Newspeak plays a central role in the latest Center for American Progress (CAP) broadside against the idea of low-income parents choosing private schools for their children .
School choice researchers are finding that vouchers may impact student test scores and later attainment outcomes in different ways. In this episode, Patrick Wolf joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss why researchers should consider other outcomes besides test scores when evaluating school choice programs.
EdStat: Charter Schools Received $3,509 Less on Average in Annual Funding per Student Than District Schools in 2011
Even though charter schools and district schools receive equal funding from the state, charters generally receive less funding per student.
At least 10 studies have examined the relative advantage of children that applied to a private-school-choice program relative to the population of eligible students in the same location.
EdStat: 76 Percent of Indiana’s Private Schools Participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
Roughly 76 percent of Indiana’s private schools take part in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, including almost 100 percent of Indiana’s Catholic schools.
Understanding the effect of private school choice on real-world success beyond test scores requires data on outcomes like college enrollment and graduation, and thanks to three recent Urban Institute studies, we know more about this than we did a year ago.
With 19 percent of its public-school students enrolled in charter schools, Arizona was the state with the highest percentage of charter-school students in 2014.
From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next
Scholars review the research on statewide programs
School voucher programs, which allow eligible families to send their children to private schools with the help of public funds, have sparked controversy since the first such initiative was launched in Milwaukee in 1991. Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) operate 54 private-school-choice programs, which include not only government-issued vouchers but also […]