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ERIC Number: ED504522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec-16
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Fourth Grade Achievement Gap in Charter Schools Mirrors MPS. Research Brief. Volume 91, Number 8
Public Policy Forum
Although the hope for charter schools is the lessening and eventual elimination of the achievement gap that exists by race and income, this report indicates that charter schools in Milwaukee are mirroring the test score gap of both Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the state of Wisconsin in both fourth grade reading and fourth grade math. Other facts reported include: (1) Enrollment is increasing in Milwaukee charter schools, but the pace of the increase continues to slow down each year since the 2001-2002 school year; (2) Hispanic enrollment in Milwaukee charter schools rose in 2002-2003, while percentages of both African American students and white students decreased; and (3) MPS charter schools scored higher than the City and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (UWM) charter schools on state standardized tests for 2002-2003, and higher than traditional MPS schools on Wisconsin's 3rd, 8th, and 10th grade exams.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin