The investigators are collaborating with the Colorado Department of Education in conducting a six-year study of the effectiveness of regular public and charter schools. The study will compare growth in student achievement in regular public schools and charter schools implementing the Core Knowledge (CK) elementary school curriculum. Measures of student achievement will include reading, language comprehension, oral vocabulary, math, social studies, science, and writing. The study will also compare the costs and cost-effectiveness of regular public and CK charter schools and provide a more complete understanding of why CK charter schools impact or fail to impact student achievement.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences
Start/End Dates: 2009-2013