ERIC Number: ED530058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-29
Abstractor: As Provided
Review of "The MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Second Year Report"
Cobb, Casey D.
Education and the Public Interest Center
The study under review is the second-year evaluation report of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), a publicly funded voucher program that allows low-income students in Milwaukee to attend secular and religious private schools in that city. Its primary finding is that there were no overall statistically significant differences in achievement growth in reading or math between MPCP and Milwaukee Public School (MPS) students over a one-year period. The study design and methods of analysis are sound overall. The relatively short duration of the treatment, however, raises questions about the usefulness of the findings. (Contains 8 notes.) [This paper reviews the following report: "The MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Second Year Report. SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation Report #10" authored by John F. Witte, Patrick J. Wolf, Joshua M. Cowen, David J. Fleming, and Juanita Lucas-McLean (ED530065).]
Descriptors: Research Reports, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Politics of Education, Validity, Private Schools, School Choice, Academic Achievement, Demonstration Programs, Program Effectiveness, High School Students, Educational Vouchers, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Matched Groups, Educational Policy, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences, Transfer Students, Attrition (Research Studies)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
Authoring Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder, Education and the Public Interest Center; Arizona State University, Education Policy Research Unit
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations