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The Department of Public Instruction has released the results for statewide student assessments from the 2018-19 school year. From DPI:

“Overall results in the state showed slight decreases in English language arts and mathematics. When disaggregated, mathematics performance went up at some grade levels and went up overall for Hispanic students and students learning English across the state. Students at private schools participating in the school choice programs showed small increases in achievement.

“In total, 588,992 students in grades three through 11 took the assessments. Participation was 98.0 percent for public school students and 90.6 percent for choice students.

“A recent study, by the U.S. Department of Education, found Wisconsin has some of the highest performance level expectations in the nation compared to proficiency standards of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

“A look at results across the three tests shows 39.3 percent of all students had scores that were proficient or advanced in English language arts (ELA), and 40.1 percent in mathematics. When disaggregated by racial and ethnic groups, English proficiency, as well as disability and economic status, the data shows achievement gaps for both public and private school choice students.”

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