In the News: Do 'No-Excuses' Charter Schools Produce Success after Twelfth grade? At One High-Profile Network, the right formula Is very much YesApril 27, 2019
Many no excuses charter schools?have?high?test?scores, but critics are sometimes skeptical that those scores will?result in outcomes that actually matter, like going through college, writes Matt Barnum on Chalkbeat.
However, he writes, “a?new study?offers evidence that attending the Chicago-based Noble charter network does help students succeed after highschool.”
Authors Matthew Davis and Blake Heller compared students who had a seat at Noble’s original secondary school through a lottery to those who applied but lost. They find that attending Noble meant a student was 10 percentage points going to join college?and for about four semesters.
Noble’s students were also very likely to venture to more selective and four-year colleges, where?other research?has demonstrated students may ultimately graduate.
The study, by Matthew Davis and Blake Heller, was just published in?Education Finance and Policy.
A reader-friendly sort of the learning, “Raising In excess of Test Scores,” is offered from Education Next.