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ERIC Number: ED530067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Student Attainment and the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Final Follow-Up Analysis. SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation Report #30
Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Kisida, Brian
School Choice Demonstration Project
In this report the authors continue the examination of high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). They consider students enrolled in the MPCP in either 8th or 9th grade in 2006, and a comparison sample of students enrolled in the Milwaukee Public Schools. They find that, as of September 2011: (1) Students enrolled in MPCP in 2006 in either 8th or 9th grade compared to students enrolled in MPS at the same time: (a) Were somewhat more likely to have graduated high school; (b) Were less likely to enroll in a two-year or technical post-secondary institution; (c) Were more likely to enroll in a four-year post-secondary institution; and (d) Dropped out of high school for similar reasons, most notably a poor academic experience; (2) MPCP students who were in 9th grade in 2006 were more likely to both graduate and persist with two years of enrollment in a four-year post-secondary institution; (3) MPCP and MPS students who did enroll in a post-secondary institution were most likely to attend one of three colleges: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Alverno College; and (4) Among MPCP and MPS students who attended other post-secondary institutions: (a) MPCP students were more likely to enroll in a religious or otherwise private four-year institution; (b) MPCP students attended institutions with slightly higher average tuition levels; (c) MPCP students attended institutions with slightly lower SAT and ACT scores; and (d) MPCP students attended institutions with statistically similar rates of applicant acceptance. Four tables are appended. (Contains 13 tables and 8 footnotes.)[Additional funding provided by the Robertson foundation.]
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: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Joyce Foundation; Kern Family Foundation; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation; Walton Family Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Arkansas, School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP)
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment