Any chance you could help me decipher this? The enrollment dropped from 330 to 296 from the 2014-2015 to the 2015-2016 school year for this charter school (see links below). How can I tell where those students went? Did they move out of the district? Did they go back to the neighborhood school? If they transferred, did the money stay with the charter school?
This is just one example. I know it would be anecdotal BUT what was the cause of the school performance grade increasing from a D to a B? Was it merely kicking out the poor performing students or is the school using techniques that the neighborhood school could adopt?
That above link says that this school had 296 students as of October and rec’d a
2015-16 School Performance Grade: B
That above link says that the same school had 330 as of that October and rec’d a
2014-15 School Performance Grade: D
Originally I thought the idea of charter schools was to experiment with various teaching techniques. IF a innovative technique proved valuable, then could it be incorporated into the neighborhood schools? Are the charter schools reporting on their techniques that they hypothesize are working? IS the technique merely to kick out the poor performing kids?