Expanding What Counts When Evaluating Charter School Effectiveness

Published in: Taking Measure of Charter Schools: Better Assessments, Better Policymaking, Better Schools / edited by Julian R. Betts and Paul T. Hill (Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2010), p. 33-54

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010

by Laura S. Hamilton, Brian M. Stecher

The message of this chapter is that it is possible to expand the way we measure school outcomes to better reflect the goals of charter schools, thus providing more useful information for students, parents, school administrators, and policy makers, all of whom make decisions that influence the success of charter schools.

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