average year-end academic scores, student learning gains
The 2013 legislative session is underway, and there are a number of policy changes under consideration. One hotly-debated issue involves whether the state should allow for multiple authorizers for charter schools (currently, only the State Board of Education may authorize charter schools). Moreover, several charter schools will testify before the State Board of Education in spring 2013 seeking charter reauthorization. As the issue of charter schools again takes center stage, we present an extension of our 2012 policy brief focused on charter schools. While our previous brief presented descriptive data on state’s open enrollment charter schools, this policy brief takes the analysis one step further by presenting “value-added” data for these schools.
Greenwood, Reed and Ritter, Gary W., "Academic Performance of Charter Schools in Arkansas: 2011-2012" (2013). Policy Briefs. 46.