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Document Number: 8849

Research Allocation and Performance Management in Charter Schools: Connections to Student Success - Rather than asking "Are charter schools working?" the better questions to ask might be, "Which charter schools are effective and which are not?" and "What explains the differences between the two?" In an attempt to answer these questions, the current study focused on one unique charter school--Chicago International Charter School. Key findings: (1) Student achievement and education management organization (EMO) spending could not be linked; (2) The success of the school can be attributed to a mission-driven approach to education that focuses on high-quality instruction, insistence on a disciplined environment and ongoing performance evaluation; and (3) Collaborative processes and the clear delineation of duties between the school and the EMO contribute to the success. (National Center on School Choice, October 2010)...

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Choice of Schools--Charter Schools

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