Texas Education Agency Ratings
There are 230 charter schools listed in the state accountability ratings for 2002 -- about 3.2% of all schools evaluated. Of these, only 94 were rated by the Texas Education Agency in the same manner as traditional Texas schools. Among those which were rated, here's how the ratings compare:
Two-thirds of all Texas public schools are rated Exemplary or Recognized; among charter schools, only one in four gets that distinction.
At the other end of the scale, over 41% of charter schools rated are Low-Performing, compared to 1.8% of traditional schools.
In fact, charter schools already account for more than a quarter of all the Low-Performing schools in the state.
If all public schools performed like the charters statistically, Texas would have over 2,700 Low-Performing schools, instead of 152.
|Charter Schools||Non-Charter Schools||All Texas Schools|
|Not Rated or AE*||136||58.7%||419||6.0%||555||7.8%|
|* Some schools were not rated because they are new, have insufficient data, or serve kindergarten and pre-K only. A much larger percentage (including about half of the charter schools) was "eligible to be evaluated under alternative-education procedures."|