Event Title

The Comparative Study of the Academic Effectiveness of Milwaukee College Preparatory School (MCPS) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

Mentor 1

Dr. Ray Block

Location

Union 240A

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:20 PM

Description

Education, a popularly agreeable unalienable right, within the United States is at stake, specifically in Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Public Schools had a graduation rate of 62.8% in 2013. A failure of which MPS schools are held accountable and renders question of proper action to improve academic results. Current philosophy, lead by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, is to invest public funding in charter schools. The purpose of this study is to deduce through a sample group whether the public investments in charter schools were warranted. Through the assessment of the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE), MPS and MCPS grades 3rd – 8th current year test scores and compound test score growth will be compared to identify academic effectiveness.

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Apr 24th, 1:20 PM

The Comparative Study of the Academic Effectiveness of Milwaukee College Preparatory School (MCPS) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

Union 240A

Education, a popularly agreeable unalienable right, within the United States is at stake, specifically in Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Public Schools had a graduation rate of 62.8% in 2013. A failure of which MPS schools are held accountable and renders question of proper action to improve academic results. Current philosophy, lead by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, is to invest public funding in charter schools. The purpose of this study is to deduce through a sample group whether the public investments in charter schools were warranted. Through the assessment of the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE), MPS and MCPS grades 3rd – 8th current year test scores and compound test score growth will be compared to identify academic effectiveness.