Study provides better picture of student performance at charter schools

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 9:54 a.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — The state has a better picture of student performance at charter schools following a study by a legislative committee.

The study was done for the legislature's joint education committee. Committee Executive Director Stacey Preis said the committee can now isolate which charter schools are performing above expectations and try to understand why.

The study's authors caution against reading the report as demonstrating the success or failure of charter schools. They point out that the data were taken from a single year. They also note that charter schools can attract specific categories of students.


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