Study Finds Newark Student Learning Gains Outpace Rest of New Jersey
A study out of Stanford University shows that Newark district and charter schools posted learning gains that outpaced the rest of the state. The study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford found that Newark’s public charter schools achieved faster gains in math and reading across three recent time periods. The city’s traditional district and magnet schools also improved during the same time frame.
Newark’s charter schools delivered the equivalent 94 additional school days per year in math and 72 additional school days per year in reading compared to the state average. This additional learning time puts Newark charter schools at the head of the pack in the state and nationally.