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Sup. Tony Evers Contradicts Himself In Swipe At School Choice

The US Department of Justice launched an investigation concerning discrimination against students with disabilities by private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) after the ACLU and Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) filed a compliant. After four years, the DOJ closed the investigation without finding any discrimination Of importance, however, was that the investigation used [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Current Testing Used by Certain Choice Schools

School Choice Wisconsin surveyed schools to find out what standardized tests they would prefer to use in the future.  A total of 27 schools responded to School Choice Wisconsin’s survey, seven in Racine out of twenty schools in the program for 2015-2016 (35%) and twenty-one in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) out of 72 [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Districts Receive Undue Dollars With New Voucher Funding Model

Starting in 2015-16, new RPCP and WPCP students’ vouchers will be funded similar to the open enrollment. While this ensures there is no voucher amount reduction, public districts unfairly receive a subsidy for students they do not educate due to revenue limit counting purposes. Below are some models showing how much “skim” would go to [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Comparing RPCP and RUSD WKCE Results

Comparing RPCP and RUSD WKCE Results Each year, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) collects WKCE results from all public schools[1] as well as all choice pupils[2] at private schools and publishes them on WISEdash.   Usually DPI attempts to skew the data in order to favor public schools. However, the aggregate results from the [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Statement on WILL Test Score Study

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) released the results of a study on standardized test scores that accounted for socioeconomic factors for all school sectors across Wisconsin.  Here are some of the highlights of the study: Students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) scored 5% higher in reading proficiency and 4% higher [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Statement on WILL Test Score Study

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) released the results of a study on standardized test scores that accounted for socioeconomic factors for all school sectors across Wisconsin. Here are some of the highlights of the study: Students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) scored 5% higher in reading proficiency and 4% higher [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Students In Parental Choice Programs Score Higher

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released test score data from last spring that shows that students in the Parental Choice Programs did well when measured against their public school counterparts.  In both math and English language arts, students on a voucher in all three choice programs outperformed their income-adjusted counterparts on the Badger Exam, [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Special Needs Scholarship Fix Passes Senate

The Special Needs Scholarship, created in the last state budget, needed minor adjustments to match both the intent of the legislature with regards to eligibility and to assist in implementation by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  After years of work to design the program, School Choice Wisconsin thanks Senator Leah Vukmir, Representative John Jagler [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Fiscal Impact of Certain Choice Budget Items

ASSESSMENTS (LFB summary page 352, #11) The budget proposes allowing parental choice program schools to administer an alternative assessment to the choice pupils in lieu of the state test. The tests that would be viable would have to be approved by the UW-Value Added Research Center (VARC) to make sure they meet certain nationally- [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Research|0 Comments