Charter School Performance in New Jersey
by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO)
This report released November 27, 2012, by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) found that students in New Jersey charter public schools on average make larger learning gains in both reading and mathematics compared to their traditional district school peers. New Jersey charter school students on average gain an additional two months of learning per year in reading and an additional three months of learning per year in math compared to their district school counterparts. The NJ study analyzed five years of data, from 2007-2011 and six tested grades (3rd – 8th) and built on the methodology used for CREDO at Stanford’s 2009 national report, Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States. The New Jersey report provides a first-ever in-depth examination of the results for charter schools in the state. CREDO at Stanford University is the nation’s foremost independent analyst of charter school effectiveness.