Charter Schools in Eight States - Effects on Achievement, Attainment, Integration, and Competition

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RAND Education, 2009

This report examines four primary issues in several geographic locations: the characteristics of students transferring to charter schools; the effect of charter schools on test-score gains for students who transfer between traditional public schools and charter schools?; the effect of attending a charter high school on the probability of graduating and of entering college; and the effect does the introduction of charter schools have on test scores of students in nearby traditional public schools?

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