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Paper questions state’s charter school reporting methods

The Michigan Department of Education’s annual report shows charter schools perform better than other districts, but the department might be changing the method it uses to gauge charter school performance. An article written by Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki and Kristi Tanner states, “… a Free Press analysis shows that almost three out of five charter schools score worse on the MEAP [Michigan Educational Assessment Program] than the average score of schools within the district where the charter school operates.”

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