Are Charter Schools Making a Difference? : A Study of Student Outcomes in Eight States

Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: RAND Corporation

Author(s): Ron Zimmer; Brian Gill; Kevin Booker; Stephane Lavertu; Tim R. Sass; John Witte

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Type: Brief


Charter schools do not generally draw the top students from other public schools. Their test-score gains are similar to those of traditional public schools, but they have higher rates of students graduating high school and attending college.