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PDE Recalculation of Charter School Achievement Shows Significant Decline


As required by the U.S Department of Education (U.S. DOE), the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has recalculated the academic performance of charter schools for 2011-12, with the data showing a marked decline in the number of schools that met targets for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and an increase in those charter schools that are in warning, improvement or corrective action status.

The recalculations show that only 28% of all charter schools met AYP, as compared to 49% determined under the calculations made last fall.

The recalculations affected 144 brick and mortar charter schools, and 12 cyber charter schools. >> Read the complete story



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