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 2009-10 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 105 of the 115 schools participating in the MPCP that were required to administer tests. Specically, the SCDP received 6, 331 nationally normed student test scores and 1,217 WKCE test scores. Sixty-nine of 105 schools submitted only normed tests, 18 schools submitted only the WKCE, and 18 submitted both types of tests. Seven schools were not required to send in scores as they had no testing grades, and three schools failed to send in scores.
McShane, M. Q., & Wolf, P. J. (2011). Milwaukee Longitudinal School Choice Evaluation: Annual School Testing Summary Report 2009-10. School Choice Demonstration Project. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/scdp/64