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What is the study about?

The study examined whether students in Milwaukee who use a voucher to attend private school have greater mathematics and reading achievement than students who attend public schools.

What did the study find?

The authors found no significant differences between math and reading achievement of students who used a voucher to attend private school and comparison students from Milwaukee Public Schools.


Witte, J. F., Cowen, J. M., Fleming, D. J., Wolf, P. J., Condon, M. R., & Lucas-McLean, J. (2010). The MPCP Longitudinal Educational Growth Study third year report (SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation Report #15). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas, School Choice Demonstration Project.

This quick review was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.