Parental Choice Program Students Again Outperform Peers

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Second consecutive year of higher ACT scores – regardless of income

Data released today by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) show that again this year, students in the Parental Choice Programs are outperforming their peers.  As with all test data, a one-year snapshot has limitations but the trend of higher scores for students on a voucher is great news for students and taxpayers.

All three Parental Choice Programs, comprised predominately of low-income students, outscored their full-income, public school counterparts across the entire state on the ACT for the second year in a row,” Jim Bender said. “Combined with the Forward Exam, these results highlight the continued success of the program.”

Below are the comparative data for the Parental Choice Programs around the state:

* Removes Milwaukee and Racine Unified from statewide data.

ACT Exam

MPCP 17.2 MPS Econ/Dis  15.6 MPS  16.3
RPCP  20.0 RUSD Econ/Dis 15.9 RUSD  17.5
WPCP 21.3 State Econ/Dis  17.1 State  20.0 (20.1*)

Forward Exam

WPCP results

33% prof/adv in ELA

31% prof/adv in Math

40% prof/adv in Science

26% prof/adv in Social Studies

Statewide Economically Disadvantaged

26.4% prof/adv in ELA (29.2%*)

23.8% prof/adv in Math (26.9%*)

30.7% prof/adv in Sci (34.2%*)

N/A prof/adv in S.S.

 Statewide results

43.5% prof/adv in ELA (46.1%*)

41.4.% prof/adv in Math (44.2%*)

43.1% prof/adv in Sci (45.5%*)

N/A prof/adv in S.S.

RPCP results

26% prof/adv in ELA

18% prof/adv in Math

31% prof/adv in Science

40% prof/adv in Social Studies

RUSD Economically Disadvantaged

11.8% prof/adv in ELA

9.1% prof/adv in Math

17.7% prof/adv in Science

16.6% prof/adv in Social Studies

 RUSD results

22.3% prof/adv in ELA

20.8% prof/adv in Math

27.1% prof/adv in Science

26.2% prof/adv in Social Studies

MPCP results

20% prof/adv in ELA

15% prof/adv in Math

17% prof/adv in Science

24% prof/adv in Social Studies

MPS Economically Disadvantaged

15.5% prof/adv in ELA

11.7% prof/adv in Math

16.3% prof/adv in Science

15.8% prof/adv in Social Studies

MPS results

20.2% prof/adv in ELA

15.2% prof/adv in Math

20.6% prof/adv in Science

20.4% prof/adv in Social Studies

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