The National Charter School Study Reveals Improvements for ELL Achievement


Researchers for the National Charter School Study released their report comparing charter school achievement from 2009 and 2011. "Students in poverty and English language learners received significantly more days of learning each year in charters than their virtual twin in TPS [Traditional Public School] in both reading and math" (p. 17).  The study also reports on important differences between the achievement of Hispanic non-ELLs and Hispanic ELLs:

"There are larger differences between charter schools and TPS for Hispanic ELL students. The difference in reading amounts to 50 additional days of learning for Hispanic ELL students attending charters compared to Hispanic ELL students at TPS. We find similarly large effects in math with Hispanic ELL students who attend charters at 43 days of additional learning compared to Hispanic TPS students."

 To read more about charter school performance compared to traditional public schools, the report can be accessed at:

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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