abc
QUICK LINKS:

Voucher Student Scores Lag Public School Students

Updated: 04/08/2014 10:58 AM
Created: 04/08/2014 10:52 AM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Students attending private schools in Wisconsin using taxpayer subsidized vouchers did not score as well as their public school counterparts in reading or math.

Test results released Tuesday by the state Department of Public Instruction show voucher students in the Milwaukee, Racine and statewide program all scored lower than public school students.

Nearly 49 percent of public school students were proficient or advanced in reading. But only about 16 percent were in the Milwaukee choice program, 21 percent in Racine and 33 percent in the statewide program.

In reading, nearly 37 percent of public students had the highest two rankings. That compare with about 12 percent in the Milwaukee choice program, 19 percent in Racine and 33 percent in the other schools.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Missing Employee Found at Soudan Underground Mine State Park

    Authorities have located 76-year-old Adrienne De Vries at the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. De Vries is an employee of the park, and lost her way when walking down a trail. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department says she was transported to Ely Hospital to get checked as a precautionary.

  • Sky High: Northlanders Blast Off on New Flyboard

    Here in the Northland, we're used to lakes, but a new toy is changing how we enjoy the water. The flyboard is making its Twin Ports debut. It's a water jet pack on a board that is hooked up to a jet ski. The water launches you up to 55 feet in the air.

  • One Killed in Douglas County Two-Vehicle Crash

    A two-vehicle collision in Douglas County turned fatal Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement on the scene confirmed with Eyewitness News that at least one person was killed.

  • Democrats Vying for Wisconsin's 25th Senate District Talk Mining

    Mining is a top issue in northern Wisconsin's legislative races, and a formal debate Wednesday night was no exception. Three democrats vying for the 25th Senate District seat explained their views during a public debate at the Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland.

  • Scannell Testifies in His Own Criminal Sexual Misconduct Trial

    Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell took the witness stand today for what was an emotional testimony from the man charged with two accounts of 4th degree criminal sexual misconduct for a relationship he allegedly had with a 17-year old girl in August 2012. 

 
Advertisement