Abt Associates, in partnership with Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, Dual Language Education of New Mexico, the New Mexico Public Education Department, and Elizabeth Howard of the University of Connecticut, are pleased to announce the New Mexico Charter Schools Study: Findings Report.

The New Mexico Charter School Study: Findings Report collates the results of Abt’s evaluation of numerous charter schools in the state, several of which employ a whole-school dual language model. The study also created multiple logic models for use by practioners, policymakers, and researchers, and led to ideas for making enrollment in charter schools more equitable.

Among the findings: the most rigorous analysis, a lottery study, found no statistically significant impacts on measured students academic outcomes for elementary-aged students. However, the less rigorous analysis—a quasi-experimental study had mixed results, suggesting high school charters increased college enrollment and elementary charters reduced mathematics achievement.

For questions regarding the study, contact Eric Tischler at For questions regarding the Logic Model which was produced during the study and referred to in the document, contact Michael Rodríguez at

Read the Report
Read the Technical Appendix

Access our bibliography of research related to dual language education.

Download the bibliography