Research

Quality Choices

 

Public Charter Schools

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released this report on the performance of urban charter schools in 2015. Students attending urban charters experience significant gains in student learning every year: 40 additional days in math and 28 additional days in reading, on average, compared to their traditional school peers. The research also shows that charter school performance has improved over time.

http://urbancharters.stanford.edu/download/
Urban%20Charter%20School%20Study%20
Report%20on%2041%20Regions.pdf

 


This report, by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that children living in poverty who attended high performing charter schools are not only likely to perform better in school, but also more likely to attend college, less likely to experience teen pregnancy and less likely to be incarcerated.

 

Tax Credit Scholarships

This report, published by the Center for Education Reform, looks at tax credit scholarship policies around the country, analyzing strength of laws and their effectiveness based on results.

https://www.edreform.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Education-Tax-Credit-Laws-Across-the-States-Ranking-and-Scorecard-2015.pdf

 

Excellent Educators

This report, released by Bellwether Education Partners, compares teacher effectiveness policies and regulations around the country.

http://bellwethereducation.org/sites/default/files/legacy/2012/08/RSA-Teacher-Effectiveness.pdf

 

This report, released by The Education Trust, discusses what conditions support and promote effective teaching and learning in high poverty schools.

http://www.niet.org/assets/Publications/Building_and_Sustaining_Talent.pdf?processed=1

 

This report, published by the Center for American Progress, discusses strategies for attracting and retaining effective teachers in high poverty and high minority schools.

https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/issues/2009/05/pdf/teacher_effectiveness.pdf

 

Data Driven

The following reports, released by the Data Quality Campaign, discuss how high quality, meaningful data can lead to improved student achievement.

 

http://dataqualitycampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DQC-Data-Works-for-Students-final.pdf

 

http://dataqualitycampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/files/Empowering%20Parents%20and%20
Communities%20Through%20Quality%20Public%20Reporting%20Primer.pdf

 

The following reports, published by Education Next, discuss where states stand in terms of student achievement compared to their international counterparts.

 

http://educationnext.org/files/ednext_20114_research_peterson.pdf

 

http://educationnext.org/files/ednext_XIV_4_peterson.pdf

 

To see how your school and district perform, based on Nebraska State Assessment results, visit:

http://reportcard.education.ne.gov/Search/SchoolSearch.aspx?AgencyID=00-0000-000

 

To see how your school compares, visit:

http://www.schoolgrades.org