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ERIC Number: ED566691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 78
Abstractor: ERIC
Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2013-2014
Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff; Hart, Rebecca; Henken, Rob
Public Policy Forum
Over nearly three decades, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to report on the demographics, academic performance, and finances of public schools and districts in southeast Wisconsin. This 29th annual public schools report continues that tradition with updated analyses of new data and trends to shed light on the academic successes and challenges in the region. This report comes at a time of significant change and transition for public schools in the state. Recent years have seen the alignment of curricula to the Common Core State Standards adopted by Wisconsin in 2010. Additionally, state assessments have been aligned to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement levels. Continuing these efforts, the Smarter Balanced Assessment test in mathematics and reading will be administered to students in the 2014-15 school year. Taken together, these initiatives offer the possibility of a more thorough understanding of how effectively Wisconsin public school students are being educated and how their academic achievement could be improved. These analyses provide a detailed look at K-12 school enrollments and student demographics, including breakouts based on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, Open Enrollment, and the Chapter 220 Student Transfer program. The report also includes a special look at English Language Learners (ELL) and their growing population in southeast Wisconsin districts. Overall, this 2014 examination of public schools in southeast Wisconsin shows that academic achievement for the region as a whole continues to lag that of the state, in large measure because of the challenges faced by the region's largest urban districts. Throughout the region, however, there are also plentiful examples of success and progress, which are highlighted in the detailed, district-by-district data tables. Appended are: (1) Glossary of Terms and (2) Union District Breakdown. [This research was made possible by: Alverno College, Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Multiple Listing Service, Waukesha County Technical College, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, and Greater Milwaukee Foundation. For the report summary, see ED566693.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB); Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations