Document Number: 10987Analysis of Academy School Performance in the 2011 and 2012 GCSEs. - Academy (charter) schools outperformed their state school counterparts, according to this study from the United Kingdom. In 2012, a larger percentage of students gained the reached the the government's benchmark and got higher average scores on the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). However, when researchers compared schools by excluding GCSE-equivalent results such as the National Vocational Qualifications and focused on GCSE examinations, they found no difference between academy and state schools. (Simon Rutt and Ben Styles, Local Government Association and NFER, November 2013)...
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