Using 2015-2016 data, the Florida Department of Education released a report today that compares student performance results. The report – titled Student Achievement in Florida’s Charter Schools: A Comparison of the Performance of Charter School Students with Traditional Public School Students — makes 195 comparisons in three areas: absolute achievement, learning gains and achievement gaps.
- In 65 of the 77 comparisons, students enrolled in charter schools demonstrated higher rates of grade level performance (scoring a level three or above on the statewide assessment).
- The percentage of students making learning gains was higher in charter schools in 82 of the 96 comparisons.
- The achievement gap section of the report contains data that are used to analyze the learning gap between white students and African-American students, and white student and Hispanic students in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Social Studies. In 22 separate comparisons, the achievement gap was lower for charter school students in 20 of the comparisons.