National Charter Schools Week is this week!  (Unlike Teacher Appreciation Week, National Charter Schools Week is a seven-day event.)

To celebrate National Charter Schools Week, the NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools published a comparison of charter and district performance on 2014-15 state tests.  Data, verified by NC Department of Public Instruction officials, compare overall proficiency percentages by subgroup.  According to the Alliance analysis,

In 12 of 13 demographic subgroups— including minorities, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities— students at public charter schools academically outperformed students at traditional public schools on standardized and state-mandated End-of-Grade (EOG) tests. Overall for the most recent year, NCDPI data reveal that the performance average of NC charter school students was 66.6% compared to the traditional public school student performance average of 56.2%.

Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students in district schools outperformed their counterparts in charters by 0.5 percentage points.

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