New York City charter students outscored students districtwide and at neighboring schools on reading tests, reports the Daily News.
Fourteen of the 20 city charter schools with fourth or eighth grades posted higher scores than nearby public schools, according to an analysis by the New York Center for Charter School Excellence.
The results were particularly strong for charter school eighth-graders, who managed scores 16 percentage points above the citywide average.
Two very successful charter schools pushed up scores. While only a third of students districtwide passed the eighth-grade test, KIPP Academy in the South Bronx posted a 71.4 percent pass rate; 56.6 passed at Bronx Prep.
New York has a limit of 100 charter schools. There are 10,000 students on charter wait lists. Why not lift the cap asks Eduwonk.