Charter Schools Performing Above State Average on New Common Core Aligned Tests
September 11, 2015 The new more rigorous standards aligned to the Common Core mark a fundamental shift, raising the bar for how California's public school students learn and are taught in preparation for college and career readiness. California's charter schools, through their innovative practices and increased flexibility, have surpassed the state average scores on the Common Core aligned assessments.
According to new assessment data released last week by the California Department of Education (CDE), charter public schools performed better than the state averages on Math and English Language Arts while serving a diverse population of students. These trends reaffirm independent research (see below) that shows charter schools are performing well with historically underserved students, and improving over time.
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