CREDO Survey Insights: Percentage of the Curriculum Covered in the 2019-20 School Year

In February 2022, The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University released a report entitled “Charter Schools’ Response to the Pandemic in California, New York and Washington State.” Over the coming weeks, the Institute will share key snapshots and insights from the study, which included responses from 293 charter schools in New York – a 93 percent response rate. 


Despite losing months of in-person instruction following the closures of school buildings in March 2020, New York charter schools were able to cover more than 80% of curriculum in English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science, which demonstrates how quickly charters were able to pivot to remote learning and ensure educational continuity. Even in Fine Arts – a difficult subject to deliver remotely – New York charters continued to excel. That initial experience sparked inspiring innovative practices upon the return to school the following fall, with SUNY authorized New York City Charter School of the Arts in Manhattan CSD 2 going as far as purchasing piano keyboards for all 6th grade students to allow them to continue their musical studies remotely.