Amethod Public Schools of Oakland Shows Significant Academic Impact According to 2017 CREDO Study by Stanford University
OAKLAND, CA — Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), a charter management organization serving east bay communities in Northern California, has a significant and positive impact on student academic outcomes, according to the results of the 2017 Center for Research and Educational Outcome (CREDO) study by Stanford University. According to the report, this impact for its students is equivalent to 302 additional days of learning in Math and 222 additional days of learning in English. This placed AMPS in the top tier of charter networks nationwide.
The report, by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) looked at data from more than 5,700 charter schools in 24 states, New York City and Washington, D.C.
The study compares students from charter schools with students from traditional public schools with identical demographics and identical or very similar test scores. Researchers compare students by grade level, gender, race, poverty, English language learner status and prior test scores. CREDO then looks at how much a student has learned over a typical school year, or 180 days.
“We are pleased by these results, but know there is more work to do to give every kid a chanceto succeed,” says Jorge Lopez, chief executive officer of Amethod Public Schools. “Our teachers and leaders across our AMPS schools work extremely hard to provide a quality education for our students that helps prepare them to succeed in college and beyond. The results of this study are a true testament to our team and their dedication to our kids.”
This report concluded that non-profit charter school networks, as a whole, score better nationally than traditional public schools and included 85% of charter schools nationwide.
Following Stanford’s release of the study, the Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) shared this statement, “Families just want good schools for their kids. We should encourage the best public schools, district and charter, to serve more families.”
Amethod Public Schools is located in Oakland, CA and serves approximately 1,700 students in Oakland and Richmond. Their schools include Oakland Charter Academy, Oakland Charter High School, Downtown Charter Academy, John Henry High School, Richmond Charter Academy, and Benito Juarez Elementary.
AMPS mission is to provide a rigorous college preparatory education and character development program that will prepare students from underserved communities to succeed in college and beyond.
To read the 2017 CREDO Report by Stanford University, visit credo.stanford.edu.