New📚 Discover the Forum Last masterpiece! 🚀 Introducing our latest book that will ignite your imagination. Don't miss out! 🔥 #NewBookRelease Check it out

Write Sign In
Forum LastForum Last
Sign In
Join to Community

Do you want to contribute by writing guest posts on this blog?

Please contact us and send us a resume of previous articles that you have written.

Member-only story

Are Charter Schools Really Delivering Positive Outcomes? A Deep Dive into Mark Berends' Research

Jese Leos
·16.9k Followers· Follow
Published in Charter School Outcomes Mark Berends
5 min read
933 View Claps
63 Respond

Charter schools have been a topic of much debate in the education sector in recent years. Proponents argue that these independent, publicly funded schools offer innovative approaches to education and provide parents with more choices. Critics, on the other hand, express concerns about the lack of oversight and accountability, suggesting that some charter schools may not deliver the promised positive outcomes.

Mark Berends, a renowned education researcher, has extensively studied the outcomes of charter schools and their impact on student performance. In this article, we will explore his research findings and delve deeper into the question: are charter schools really delivering positive outcomes?

The Rise of Charter Schools

Charter schools emerged in the early 1990s as an alternative to traditional public schools. These schools operate under a charter or contract that grants them autonomy from certain regulations in exchange for increased accountability. This flexibility allows charter schools to innovate and implement unique educational approaches tailored to the needs of their students.

Charter School Outcomes Mark Berends
Charter School Outcomes
by Mark Berends(1st Edition, Kindle Edition)

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 19669 KB
Print length : 328 pages
Screen Reader : Supported
Paperback : 111 pages
Item Weight : 6.3 ounces
Dimensions : 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches

Advocates argue that this flexibility enables charter schools to better address the achievement gaps that persist in many traditional public schools. By implementing specialized programs, smaller class sizes, and a more personalized approach to education, charter schools aim to improve student outcomes and close the educational disparities.

Mark Berends: A Voice in Charter School Research

Mark Berends, a professor of sociology and education at the University of Notre Dame, has dedicated a significant portion of his career to studying charter schools. His research delves into questions surrounding student performance, equity, and the overall effectiveness of these schools.

Berends acknowledges that charter schools vary significantly in their operational models and quality, making it challenging to generalize outcomes across the entire charter school sector. However, through rigorous analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, he has been able to shed light on some important aspects of charter school outcomes.

Evaluating Academic Performance

One of the key metrics used to assess the effectiveness of charter schools is academic performance. Berends' research indicates that, on average, charter schools perform similarly to traditional public schools in terms of student achievement on standardized tests.

However, when taking into account specific student subgroups, such as low-income students or those from historically marginalized communities, Berends' findings suggest that charter schools may have a slight edge. These schools have shown promising results in closing the achievement gaps for these groups of students.

Evaluating Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are another important measure of success for any educational institution. Berends' research indicates that charter schools, on average, have comparable graduation rates to traditional public schools.

However, when analyzing specific charter school networks or individual schools, Berends found significant variation in graduation rates. Some high-performing charter school networks have shown exceptional results, with graduation rates surpassing those of nearby public schools.

The Importance of School Accountability

One challenge that arises in studying charter school outcomes is the lack of consistent accountability measures across all charter schools. Unlike traditional public schools that typically follow a standardized framework of accountability, charter schools have a more varied landscape.

Berends stresses the importance of establishing systems that promote transparency and accountability in charter schools. This would ensure that underperforming charter schools are identified and necessary interventions are taken to improve outcomes for students.

Impacts on Student Achievement

Berends also analyzes the long-term impacts of charter schools on student achievement and success beyond high school. While charter schools have shown promise in improving immediate academic outcomes, the long-term effects are not yet fully understood.

Some research indicates that students who attend charter schools are more likely to enroll in college. However, the effects on college completion rates and future career success remain inconclusive.

: Charting the Path Forward

Mark Berends' research provides valuable insights into the outcomes of charter schools and the challenges that need to be addressed within the sector. While charter schools have shown promise in narrowing achievement gaps and improving student performance, there is still work to be done in terms of accountability and long-term impact.

It is crucial to continue researching and understanding the nuances associated with individual charter schools and networks to derive meaningful s. By focusing on evidence-based practices, transparent accountability, and equitable opportunities, we can ensure that charter schools deliver on their promise of providing positive outcomes for all students.

Charter School Outcomes Mark Berends
Charter School Outcomes
by Mark Berends(1st Edition, Kindle Edition)

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 19669 KB
Print length : 328 pages
Screen Reader : Supported
Paperback : 111 pages
Item Weight : 6.3 ounces
Dimensions : 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches

Sponsored by the National Center on School Choice, a research consortium headed by Vanderbilt University, this volume examines the growth and outcomes of the charter school movement. Starting in 1992-93 when the nation’s first charter school was opened in Minneapolis, the movement has now spread to 40 states and the District of Columbia and by 2005-06 enrolled 1,040,536 students in 3,613 charter schools. The purpose of this volume is to help monitor this fast-growing movement by compiling, organizing and making available some of the most rigorous and policy-relevant research on K-12 charter schools. Key features of this important new book include:

Expertise – The National Center on School Choice includes internationally known scholars from the following institutions: Harvard University, Brown University, Stanford University, Brookings Institution, National Bureau of Economic Research and Northwest Evaluation Association.

Cross-Disciplinary – The volume brings together material from related disciplines and methodologies that are associated with the individual and systemic effects of charter schools.

Coherent Structure – Each section begins with a lengthy that summarizes the themes and major findings of that section. A summarizing chapter by Mark Schneider, the Commissioner of the National Center on Educational Statistics, concludes the book.

This volume is appropriate for researchers, instructors and graduate students in education policy programs and in political science and economics, as well as in-service administrators, policy makers, and providers.

Read full of this story with a FREE account.
Already have an account? Sign in
933 View Claps
63 Respond
Recommended from Forum Last
Introduction To The Vagus Nerve: Understand What The Vagus Nerve Is
Geoffrey Blair profile pictureGeoffrey Blair
·5 min read
183 View Claps
17 Respond
Stop Overthinking: How To Relieve Stress Stop Negative Thoughts And Rewire Your Thoughts Pattern
Ted Simmons profile pictureTed Simmons

Discover the Ultimate Guide to Relieving Stress, Stopping...

Are you constantly overwhelmed by stress and...

·6 min read
1k View Claps
89 Respond
Start Managing Your Life: Tips For Life Management To Get A Better Life
Zachary Cox profile pictureZachary Cox

Start Managing Your Life: Mastering the Art of Time...

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the chaos of...

·6 min read
551 View Claps
74 Respond
Collected Works Of Sigmund Freud: Studies On Hysteria The Interpretation Of Dreams The Psychopathology Of Everyday Life Three Essays On The Theory Of Sexuality And Others
Ryan Foster profile pictureRyan Foster
·5 min read
815 View Claps
90 Respond
The Pied Piper Of Hamelin Illustrated By Kate Greenaway
Andy Hayes profile pictureAndy Hayes

The Enchanting Tale of The Pied Piper Of Hamelin...

Once upon a time, in the picturesque town of...

·7 min read
1.2k View Claps
76 Respond
PORPHYRIA S LOVER: A Psychological Poem
José Saramago profile pictureJosé Saramago

Discover the Dark World of Porphyria Lover: A...

Have you ever come across a poem that grips...

·4 min read
1.2k View Claps
74 Respond
Vitamin D Supplements: Increasing Your Vitamin D Intake
Craig Blair profile pictureCraig Blair

Boost Your Health with Vitamin Supplements: The Ultimate...

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to...

·6 min read
728 View Claps
45 Respond
The Ego And The Id
Reed Mitchell profile pictureReed Mitchell
·5 min read
121 View Claps
20 Respond
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (Penguin Poets)
Ron Blair profile pictureRon Blair

The Fascinating World of Motherland Fatherland...

When we think of penguins, the...

·4 min read
710 View Claps
51 Respond
Biology Of T Cells Part A (ISSN 341)
William Faulkner profile pictureWilliam Faulkner

Biology of Cells Part ISSN 341: An Insight into the...

Cellular biology is an incredibly...

·5 min read
430 View Claps
24 Respond
Reflections On War And Death
Salman Rushdie profile pictureSalman Rushdie

Reflections On War And Death: A Glimpse Into the Human...

War and death are two concepts that...

·4 min read
894 View Claps
68 Respond
Whiskey And Corn Flakes: Haiku Poetry And Tales For The Lonely
Maurice Parker profile pictureMaurice Parker

Haiku Poetry And Tales For The Lonely

Loneliness can often be a...

·5 min read
1.4k View Claps
77 Respond

Light bulbAdvertise smarter! Our strategic ad space ensures maximum exposure. Reserve your spot today!

Good Author
  • Leo Mitchell profile picture
    Leo Mitchell
    Follow ·13.1k
  • Fredrick Cox profile picture
    Fredrick Cox
    Follow ·12.3k
  • Isaac Asimov profile picture
    Isaac Asimov
    Follow ·5k
  • Colton Carter profile picture
    Colton Carter
    Follow ·4.7k
  • Aron Cox profile picture
    Aron Cox
    Follow ·3.8k
  • Mikhail Bulgakov profile picture
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    Follow ·15.7k
  • Forrest Reed profile picture
    Forrest Reed
    Follow ·14.4k
  • Anthony Burgess profile picture
    Anthony Burgess
    Follow ·10.1k
Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date!

By subscribing to our newsletter, you'll receive valuable content straight to your inbox, including informative articles, helpful tips, product launches, and exciting promotions.

By subscribing, you agree with our Privacy Policy.

© 2023 Forum Last™ is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved.