With the passage of 2005 Wisconsin Act 125, private schools participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) are now required to administer a nationally normed standardized test annually in reading, mathematics, and science to their MPCP (a.k.a. “Choice”) students enrolled in the 4th, 8th, and 10th grades. The law further directs Choice schools to submit copies of the scores from those tests to the School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP) for processing and reporting to the Legislative Audit Bureau. During the 2006-07 school year, MPCP schools administered either nationally normed tests, such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, or the criterion referenced Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE). The School Choice Demonstration Project received 5,194 nationally normed scores from 66 schools and 1,231 WKCE scores from 40 schools.
Gray, N. L., Wolf, P. J., & Jensen, L. I. (2008). Milwaukee Longitudinal School Choice Evaluation: Annual School Testing Summary Report. School Choice Demonstration Project. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/scdp/43