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 we carefully assembled longitudinal study panels of MPCP and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students in 2006-07. The MPCP, 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 2010-11 was $6,442, and 20,996 children used a voucher to attend either secular or religious private schools. The MPCP is the oldest and largest urban school voucher program in the United States. This evaluation was authorized by 2005 Wisconsin Act 125, which was enacted in 2006.
Witte, J. F., Carlson, D., Cowen, J. M., Wolf, P. J., & Fleming, D. J. (2012). MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Fifth Year Report. School Choice Demonstration Project. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/scdp/77