slides: The Top Charter Schools in Rhode Island

Thursday, September 26, 2013


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Just how successful are charter schools?

The data shows the results are more mixed that one might expect. Of the two dozen charter schools in Rhode Island, many are indeed high-performing, but others lag not only behind the pack, but also behind other public schools in the state.

The below ranking is based upon data compiled by the Rhode Island Campaign for Achievement Now, a local education reform group. Each school is ranked according to an overall “grade.” For elementary and middle schools, the overall grade is the average of student performance and the performance of key subgroups—Latinos, blacks, and low-income students. The performance grades are the average number of students that are proficient on the NECAP reading and math tests. The same kind of data is used for high schools, with the addition of graduation rates.

Charter schools that have several levels—elementary, middle, and high school—are represented separately for each level, to allow a fairer comparison with other charters.

The data is current as of fall 2012 (which is why Achievement First is not included).

To read more about charter school performance, click here.


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