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Charter Schools in Newark: The Effect on Student Test Scores

Charter Schools in Newark: The Effect on Student Test Scores

Publication Date: 
January, 2020

This report estimates the effect of enrolling in a charter school on student standardized test scores in Newark, New Jersey. The results indicate that attending a Newark charter school that participated in the city’s common enrollment system leads to large improvements in math and reading scores, and the effect is especially large for students who attend a charter school run by either the KIPP or Uncommon public schools networks.

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