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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 | 2017-08-02T19:37:45+00:00 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 | 2017-08-02T19:31:11+00:00 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 | 2017-08-02T19:29:34+00:00 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 | 2017-08-02T19:25:40+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Research|0 Comments