Charter schools in Boston score higher on key tests”

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.