Domestic Public Policy

An Evaluation of Core Knowledge Charter Schools

Grant Year: 2018


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 analyze data from nine elementary-level charter schools in the Denver area that use the Core Knowledge curriculum and have used lotteries to determine admission. This will allow the researchers to compare the test scores of students who were awarded slots in those schools to those who applied but were not offered admission. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and policy briefs.

University of Virginia Domestic Public Policy

$165,360