Milwaukee School Choice Research Chosen Best Academic Article of 2021

By |2021-09-21T15:17:25+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Press Releases, Research|

Participation in the MPCP Lowers Criminal Convictions for the Most At-Risk The Journal of Private Enterprise recently named "Private School Choice and Character: More Evidence from Milwaukee" as the best academic article of 2021 in their publication. The paper by Patrick J. Wolf, Ph.D., and Corey A. DeAngelis, Ph.D., examined the effects of Milwaukee’s school [...]

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A Wise Investment – Choice and Charter Dollars Generate Higher Report Card Scores

By |2021-09-21T14:17:52+00:00May 20th, 2019|Press Releases, Research|

With State Budget Decisions Near, Study Shows ROI in Education is Clear A new study by Corey DeAngelis of the Reason Foundation calculates the productivity of public dollars for three education sectors in Wisconsin. By comparing local and state investments in the traditional public schools, independent charter schools and private schools in the Parental [...]

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Accountability in Action-August 2017

By |2021-09-20T21:23:58+00:00August 1st, 2017|Research|

In this report, School Choice Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty explore the impact of fiscal accountability and parental choice on the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. "The debate over private school vouchers has shifted away from their mere existence towards whether – and how – accountability provisions should impact the ability [...]

Current Testing Used by Certain Choice Schools

By |2021-09-20T21:25:54+00:00May 17th, 2017|Research|

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 [...]

Districts Receive Undue Dollars With New Voucher Model

By |2021-09-20T21:47:18+00:00May 17th, 2017|Research|

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 [...]

Comparing RPCP and RUSD WKCE Results

By |2021-09-20T22:01:27+00:00May 17th, 2017|Research|

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 choice schools were too high to make [...]

Fiscal Impact of Certain Choice Budget Items

By |2021-09-20T22:06:31+00:00April 15th, 2015|Research|

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- [...]

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