Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Center of Education Reform Critiques CREDO Report

Here’s the critique of the CREDO report from The Center for Education Reform:

DON’T LET EM’ FOOL YOU. We’d like to caution Newswire’s readers this week about the release of another national report that uses statistical gymnastics to make spurious comparisons of student achievement in charter schools across state lines. At the stroke of midnight a report on charter school achievement started making headlines across the country. Some accounts were positive, some negative and others called it a “mixed bag.” Regardless, they are all simply wrong.

CREDO REDUX. Prior to its release of the National Charter School Study 2013, The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) produced a series of reports – one national, the others state-based – looking at student achievement in charter schools compared to traditional public schools. CREDO’s 2009 national report, Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States, is the basis for the statement often made across certain media, policy and education circles that only one out of five charter schools succeed.

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