Domestic Public Policy

An Evaluation of Core Knowledge Charter Schools

Grant Year: 2019

David Grissmer, Richard Buddin, Tanya Evans, and Mark Berends will evaluate the extent to which a content-rich elementary school curriculum can improve the performance of students on assessments of reading, writing, and math. The researchers will carry out an experimental evaluation of nine elementary-level charter schools in the Denver area that use the Core Knowledge curriculum and have used lotteries to determine admission. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and policy briefs.

University of Virginia Domestic Public Policy