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Public Policy Forum, 2008
In a direct reversal from last year, the 2007-08 achievement gap between schools in southeast Wisconsin and those in the rest of the state, as measured by Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) standardized test scores, narrowed in all subjects at all grade levels. While the region lags the state in WKCE test scores and schools making…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Regional Characteristics, Standardized Tests, Scores
Schmidt, Jeffrey K.; Lemke, Melissa – Public Policy Forum, 2006
Public schools can be considered a form of workforce development, and thus it is important to measure the "work product" of the schools. The Public Policy Forum's annual analysis of public schools in the 50 districts serving southeastern Wisconsin measured absenteeism as educational opportunities lost because children were not in class.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Taxes, State Aid, Expenditure per Student