Study: San Antonio Charter Schools Lifted Student Achievement Prior to Pandemic
Students attending San Antonio charter schools are outpacing their peers by as much as half a school year, according to new research from Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). San Antonio charters enroll a larger share of students of color, low-income students, and English language learners than traditional district schools – and these students are making some of the biggest gains. For example: Black students in San Antonio charters got the equivalent of 42 more days of reading instruction and 73 days in math when compared to peers statewide.
A spokesman for the Texas Charter Schools Association said the results can be credited to the fact that “charter schools get increasingly good at zeroing in on what different kinds of students need, and refining their curriculum, refining their instructional methods.”