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The Resource Charter school operations and performance : evidence from California, Ron Zimmer ... [et al.] ; prepared for the California Legislative Analyst's Office, (electronic resource)

Charter school operations and performance : evidence from California, Ron Zimmer ... [et al.] ; prepared for the California Legislative Analyst's Office, (electronic resource)

Label
Charter school operations and performance : evidence from California
Title
Charter school operations and performance
Title remainder
evidence from California
Statement of responsibility
Ron Zimmer ... [et al.] ; prepared for the California Legislative Analyst's Office
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The report analyzes an array of issues pertaining to student achievement, governance, operation, and accessibility of charter schools in California. Four specific research questions are investigated: (1) Is student achievement higher in charter schools than in conventional public schools? (2) What oversight and support do the chartering authorities provide? (3) How do charter schools differ from their conventional public school counterparts in terms of their operation, including finances, academic achievement, and staffing? (4) What population of students attend charter schools? One main finding is that there is no single charter school model charter schools are not a homogeneous group and vary across many important dimensions. Regarding student achievement, results are mixed. Students in charter schools generally have comparable or slightly lower test scores than students in conventional public schools, but there is variation among the types of charter schools. With respect to governance, only a small proportion of chartering authorities are collecting accountability information such as student grades, promotion rates, and dropout rates. A major finding from examining the operation of charter schools suggests that these schools, particularly newly created charter schools, receive fewer public resources per student because of their lack of participation in categorical programs. Finally, in evaluating accessibility, we compare the average ethnic/racial makeup of charter and conventional schools within the same district. We find that charter students are more likely to be black and less likely to be Hispanic or Asian, but no more likely to be white
  • Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
371.01
LC call number
LB2806.36
LC item number
.C517 2003
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  • Zimmer, Ron W
  • Rand Education (Institute)
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Charter schools
Summary expansion
The report analyzes an array of issues pertaining to accessibility, student achievement, governance, and operation of charter schools in California. Four specific research questions were investigated: (1) What population of students attends charter schools? (2) Is student achievement higher in charter schools than in conventional public schools? (3) What oversight and support do the chartering authorities provide? (4) How do charter schools differ from their conventional public school counterparts in terms of their operation, including finances, academic achievement, and staffing?
Label
Charter school operations and performance : evidence from California, Ron Zimmer ... [et al.] ; prepared for the California Legislative Analyst's Office, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • At bottom of t.p.: Rand Education
  • "MR-1700-EDU"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-280)
Contents
Introduction -- Students served by charter schools -- Academic outcomes -- Authorization, governance, and oversight of charter schools -- Charter school finances and facilities -- Academic environments of charter and conventional public schools --Staffing in charter and conventional public schools -- Special education in charter and conventional public schools -- Conclusions and implications -- Appendix A. Research methods -- Appendix B. Charter and conventional public school comparison methods -- Appendix C. Academic outcomes -- Appendix D. Surveys administered for the study
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000120224
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780833033543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003013086
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000120224
Label
Charter school operations and performance : evidence from California, Ron Zimmer ... [et al.] ; prepared for the California Legislative Analyst's Office, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • At bottom of t.p.: Rand Education
  • "MR-1700-EDU"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-280)
Contents
Introduction -- Students served by charter schools -- Academic outcomes -- Authorization, governance, and oversight of charter schools -- Charter school finances and facilities -- Academic environments of charter and conventional public schools --Staffing in charter and conventional public schools -- Special education in charter and conventional public schools -- Conclusions and implications -- Appendix A. Research methods -- Appendix B. Charter and conventional public school comparison methods -- Appendix C. Academic outcomes -- Appendix D. Surveys administered for the study
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000120224
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780833033543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003013086
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000120224

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