on implementing special education in charter schools
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Using the Ohio Proficiency Test to Analyze the Academic Achievement of Charter School Students: 2002-2004
This analysis uses Ohio Proficiency Test (OPT) data from 2002 to 2004 to examine improvement in charter school student achievement and to compare school performance between schools with similar student populations. The report finds that charter schools in Ohio made greater gains on the OPT than district schools on five sections of the test: 4th grade Citizenship, Math, Reading, and Writing, and 6th grade Writing. Researchers found no statistically significant differences between district and charter schools on five other tests: 4th grade Science and 6th grade Citizenship, Math, Reading, and Science. In all cases, charter schools performed as well or better than traditional public schools.
Source: Buckeye Institute