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In East Palo Alto, a microcosm of the state's heated charter school debate
The above chart shows variation in how many students met state English/literacy standards at local charter schools, despite Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes' 2015 finding that students who attended urban charter schools performed better in the subject than their traditional counterparts.
*Percentage of students in grades 3-8 and 11 meeting or exceeding state standards in 2017-18.
**Results reflect just one grade level -- sixth -- for Kipp because the school did not offer the other test-taking grade levels.
Source: 2018-19 School Accountability Report Cards, required annually by the state for all California schools. Chart by Paul Llewellyn.

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