Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Racine Parental School Choice Program and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Schools

School Choice Program Results

http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/assessment/data/parentalchoiceprogramresults


2015-16 School Year

For the 2015-16 school year, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) Schools will be required to administer to MPCP, RPCP, and WPCP pupils the following assessments:

  • English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments in the spring of 2016 for grades 3‑8.
  • Science and Social Studies assessments in the spring of 2016 for grades 4, 8, and 10.
  • ACT Aspire™ in spring of 2016 for 9th and 10th grade.
  • The ACT® and ACT WorkKeys® in the spring of 2016 for 11th grade.

The English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies examinations will be new assessments that are replacing the current Badger and WKCE assessments. The Department is currently reviewing proposals from a number of assessment vendors and will provide more details about the assessments when vendors have been chosen.

Administration Dates and Timeline

For the 2015-2016 school year, all required assessments for Choice students will be administered in the spring of the school year. As soon as we have definitive calendar information on any of our assessments for the coming year, we will post those dates and list them as final. 

2015-16 School Year

Window

Assessment

March 1

The ACT Plus Writing Grade 11 Assessment

March 1-15

The ACT Plus Writing Assessment Window for Students Testing with Accommodations

March 2

ACT WorkKeys Grade 11 Assessment

March 2-16

ACT WorkKeys Assessment Window for Students Testing with Accommodations

March 15

The ACT Plus Writing Grade 11 Makeup Day

March 16

ACT WorkKeys Grade 11 Makeup Day

Spring - TBD

Badger Exam 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Assessment Window

Spring - TBD

Science and Social Studies Assessments for grades 4, 8 and 10

April 25 - May 27

ACT Aspire Grades 9-10 Assessment Window

 

Costs of the assessments

The Department of Public Instruction is committed to paying for the vendor costs of the assessments for students who are part of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Racine Parental Choice Program and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Schools which elect to administer any of the assessments to their non-Choice student population will be responsible for the vendor costs of the assessments.

Each individual school is responsible for the cost of administering the assessments. This includes proctor costs and administrative overhead that accompanies preparing for the assessments. Schools that elect to have their non-Choice students test will be able to purchase the test materials on a per student basis.

Excusal from Testing

It is expected that all students will complete the assessments during the testing date or window. However, there may be situations where parents or guardians desire to excuse their child from testing. If a parent or guardian elects to excuse their child from testing, the school is required to maintain written documentation of the parent’s request and to honor that request by not requiring the student to complete the assessment. School personnel do not have the authority to excuse students from testing without parental approval.

It should be noted that school level reports will indicate the total number of students, the number of students that have completed testing and the number of students that have not been tested. By reporting participation in this manner, an accurate picture of school performance will be generated.

Department contact information

Any questions regarding the administration of the assessments in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Racine Parental Choice Program or the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program schools should be addressed to:

Duane Dorn
Office of Student Assessment
WI Department of Public Instruction
duane.dorn@dpi.wi.gov
608-267-1069

For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov
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