ON-Lion Letter
In March, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released test-score data from Spring 2015 showing that students in parental-choice programs did well when measured against their public-school counterparts.  In both math and English language arts, students using a voucher in all three choice programs outperformed their income-adjusted counterparts on the Badger Exam, the ACT and Dynamic Learning Maps Exam, and the ACT Plus Writing Exam. In some cases, low-income voucher students even outperformed their full-income public-school peers.

“The test results show higher scores for students in the Parental Choice Programs,” Jim Bender, president of School Choice Wisconsin (SCW) in Milwaukee said.  “Previous research has showed higher test scores, higher graduation rates and college acceptance rates.  More recently, with research showing lower crime rates after graduation, the Parental Choice Programs are showing success on multiple measures.”

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports SCW.

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