Wisconsin decided to raise the passing mark on its tests, and the results were not pretty in Milwaukee.
90% of students in voucher schools were found not to be “proficient” in math or reading.
In the Milwaukee public schools, 85% were not proficient in reading and 80% were not proficient in math.
Governor Scott Walker has solved the problem for the voucher schools.
In his new legislation expanding the voucher program to more students, the schools will no longer be required to take the state tests.
Therefore, their proficiency rate will not be known or reported.
In the future, there will be no more comparing the results of voucher schools and public schools in Milwaukee.