WASHINGTON - Wednesday, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued a study of how well charter schools are doing in 26 states. In the state by state analysis, Illinois fared decently, ranking 13 out of 26 and scoring 60 points out of a possible 116.
In the annual study, Illinois scored relatively well on the following indicators:
- Fifty-seven public charters opened in Illinois between 2009–10 and 2013–14, a 9 percent average annual open rate.
- An average of 28 percent of the state’s public charter schools reported using one of the six innovative practices that we tracked in 2011–12.
- On average, public charter school students exhibited higher academic growth when compared with traditional public school students between 2007–08 and 2010–11 (14 more days in reading and 22 more days in math).
Illinois scored relatively low on the following indicators: