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Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Kisida, Brian – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2012
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…
Descriptors: School Choice, Program Evaluation, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
Witte, John F.; Carlson, Deven; Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2012
This is the final report in a five-year evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). This report features analyses of student achievement growth four years after the authors carefully assembled longitudinal study panels of MPCP and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students in 2006-07. The MPCP, which began in 1990, provides…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Attainment
Greene, Jay P.; Marsh, Ryan H. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2009
This paper examines evidence on the "systemic effects" of expanding school choice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is home to one of the nation's largest and longest-running school choice programs. If there are systemic effects from expanding school choice we should be able to see them in Milwaukee. This paper also introduces a novel…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Outcome Measures, Competition, Commercialization
Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Lucas-McLean, Juanita – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2009
This is the second year report in a five-year evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). This program, which began in 1990, provides government-funded vouchers for low-income children to attend private schools in the City of Milwaukee. The maximum voucher amount in 2007-08 was $6,607, and approximately 20,000 children use a…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Academic Achievement, Demonstration Programs