Student Achievement in Massachusetts’ Charter Schools

Student Achievement in Massachusetts Charter Schools. 2011. Harvard Center for Education Policy Research report. Joshua Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Susan M. Dynarski, Jon Fullerton, Thomas Kane, Parag Pathak and Chris Walters.


Researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT, and the University of Michigan have released the results of a new study that suggests that urban charter schools in Massachusetts have large positive effects on student achievement at both the middle and high school levels. Results for nonurban charter schools were less clear; some analyses indicated positive effects on student achievement at the high school level, while results for middle school students were much less encouraging.

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