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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Shanna Rose

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This research seeks to examine the impact of charter schools on Latino performance in Los Angeles Unified School District. Using school-level data from the Ed-Data database provided by the California Department of Education, this study compares Latino academic achievement in charter high schools and non-charter public high schools across five dimensions of academic achievement: math performance, reading performance, graduation rate, dropout rate, and University of California and/or California State University (UC/CSU) eligibility. The results find a positive, significant charter school impact for Latino students in math performance, dropout rate, and UC/CSU eligibility. Analyses also indicate that charter schools positively impact Latino reading performance and graduation rate, however the results are marginally significant.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.