Boston Charter Schools Show Amazing Results

A new study by Stanford University’s Center for Research and Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a new study of Massachusetts charter schools demonstrates that Boston charter schools – including Neighborhood House –are some of the best schools in the country. Read the report here.

On February 28, Stanford University’s Center for Research and Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a new study of Massachusetts charter schools demonstrating that Boston charter schools – including Neighborhood House –are some of the best schools in the country.

The CREDO report found that the typical student in a Massachusetts charter school gains more learning in a year than his or her district school peer, amounting to about one and a half more months of learning per year in reading and two and a half more months of learning per year in math.

Even more encouraging, in a separate analysis of Boston charter schools, the study found the typical student in a Boston charter (about 13 percent of the state’s charter students) showed even more pronounced learning gains over district school peers, equating to more than twelve months of additional learning per year in reading and thirteen months greater progress per year in math. At the school level, 83 percent of Boston charter schools have significantly more positive learning gains than their district school peers in reading and math, and no Boston charter schools were found to have significantly lower learning gains.

“The average growth rate of Boston charter students in math and reading is the largest CREDO has seen in any city or state thus far. These results signify that these schools could serve as a model and have an opportunity to transfer knowledge to not only the rest of the state but to the national sector as well,” said Edward Cremata, co-author of the Massachusetts report.

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