How are students at privately run virtual schools performing? There were 43% more students learning online at virtual schools managed by private companies in 2011 than in 2010. However, a report being published today says such schools have not outperformed traditional public schools and charter schools on standardized tests. The report found that 27% of privately managed virtual schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress, compared with about 52% of traditional schools.
National Education Policy Center. (2012). Profiles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: Thirteenth Annual Report - 2010-2011.