With the passage of the 2005 Wisconsin Act 125, private schools participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) have been required to administer annual standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science to their MPCP 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 for processing and reporting to the Legislative Audit Bureau. During the 2008-09 school year, MPCP schools administered either nationally normed tests, such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, or the state criterion-referenced Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE). The School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP) received student test scores from 113 of the 116 schools participating in the MPCP that were required to administer tests. Specifically, the SCDP received 5,654 nationally normed student test scores and 1,134 WKCE test scores. Seventy-nine of 113 schools submitted only normed tests, 16 schools submitted only the WKCE, and 18 submitted both types of tests.
Dean, J. R., & Wolf, P. J. (2010). Milwaukee Longitudinal School Choice Evaluation: Annual School Testing Summary Report 2008-09. School Choice Demonstration Project. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/scdp/57