The School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP) is an educational research project based within the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform. The national team of researchers, institutional research partners, and staff of the SCDP are devoted to the rigorous and unbiased evaluation of school choice programs and other school improvement efforts across the country.
The SCDP is committed to raising and advancing the public’s understanding of the strengths and limitations of school choice policies and programs.
Buckets of Water into the Ocean: Non-Public Revenue in Public Charter and Traditional Public Schools June 2015 Authors: Meagan Batdorff, Albert Cheng Larry Maloney Jay F. May Patrick J. Wolf Download Full ReportRead More
Summary Representative Douglas House has introduced House Bill 1552 to create the Succeed Scholarship Program that would permit students with disabilities attending public schools to transfer to an approved private school of their parent’s choosing with the support of the student’s full foundation funding to cover school tuition and fees. Policy makers are interested in […]Read More
Download Report People often wish to know how much “bang they get for their buck.” This calculation is often referred to as productivity and is measured either as cost effectiveness or return on investment (ROI). This report represents the first-ever national study tying funding to student achievement and measuring the productivity of public charter schools […]Read More
Research report: Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands Download Full Report Methodology and Appendices Conversion Charter Schools: Do They Impact Financial Analysis View State Chapters: Arkansas | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan […]Read More