Study: Charter schools outperform public schools in N.J.

By Jessica Calefati/The Star-Ledger

Students who attend New Jersey’s rapidly growing menu of charter schools earned higher math scores than their district school counterparts 40 percent of the time between 2007 and 2011, according to a report released today by Stanford University.

Published by the university’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, the study examined five years of test score data for students in grades 3-8 who live in towns with charter schools. Most of the state’s charters serve minority student who live in cities where the traditional public schools struggle.