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ERIC Number: ED531943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Milwaukee Longitudinal School Choice Evaluation: Annual School Testing Summary Report 2007-08. SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation Report #9
Gray, Nathan L.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Jensen, Laura I.
School Choice Demonstration Project
The purpose of this report is to provide descriptive data regarding the test scores of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in reading, math and science, as reported to the School Choice Demonstration Project 2007-2008. The tables, graphs, and histograms presented in this report provide a snapshot of these students' percentile scores relative to overall national norms, and scale scores on the WKCE (Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations) relative to MPS FRL (Milwaukee Public Schools free and reduced price lunch) students. Because national norms are based on students with "average" educational circumstances, and the MPCP exclusively serves low-income inner-city students, the fact that their average levels of performance on norm referenced tests cluster around the lower one-third of the distribution is not surprising and should not be interpreted to indicate that the MPCP in general or MPCP schools in particular are necessarily doing a poor job of educating students. The comparison of the scale scores of the Choice students and schools that took the WKCE with the scores of MPS FRL students and schools similarly is presented descriptively with no claim that the schools themselves were independently responsible for the various results. Schools with MPCP Students in Tested Grades Operating through May 2008 are appended. (Contains 5 tables, 13 figures, 4 exhibits and 12 footnotes.) [For the previous report, "Milwaukee Longitudinal School Choice Evaluation: Annual School Testing Summary Report. SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation Report #4," see ED508634.]
School Choice Demonstration Project. Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, 201 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Tel: 479-575-3172; Fax: 479-575-3196; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Joyce Foundation; Kern Family Foundation; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation; Walton Family Foundation; Robertson Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Arkansas, School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP)
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations