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Illinois Charter School Achievement: The CREDO Report

Continuing its research series on state charter school achievement, CREDO releases a report finding that Illinois charter school students outperform their traditional public school (TPS) counterparts, especially in Chicago where the majority of Illinois charter students live.

According to the four-year study, the majority of charter students perform at the same level or higher in reading and math, and charter schools show greater gains in closing the achievement gap for low-income and minority students than traditional public schools. About 20 percent of charter school students perform significantly better in reading compared to their public school counterparts, while 37 percent performed significantly better in math.

For more information on CER’s long history of analyzing CREDO’s research, including our continued concerns with their methodology, which they use in this report, please go here.