Charters trail traditional schools, but improve faster

09/22/2005 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A Los Angeles Times analysis has found that California charter schools on average this year scored 700 on the state's Academic Performance Index, while traditional schools achieved 719. But nontraditional schools improved by 28 points since last year, while their public counterparts posted only a 20-point gain. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, charter middle schools and high schools outscored district schools, 715 to 677.

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