Charter schools in Boston score higher on key tests”

The Boston Globe; May 22, 2013

Boston char­ter schools out­per­form other pub­lic schools on three pop­u­lar barom­e­ters of stu­dent achieve­ment — the MCAS, the SAT, and the Advanced Placement exams — but tend to have lower four-year grad­u­a­tion rates, accord­ing to a study being released Wednesday.

 

The biggest bounce in achieve­ment ­occurred on the SAT. On aver­age, char­ter school stu­dents scored 100 points higher than their peers in other pub­lic schools, accord­ing to the study, which was pre­pared by the School ­Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.