New research into Indiana’s school voucher program reveals academic progress may not be on par with expectations. Researchers from two universities – Notre Dame and Kentucky – examined the standardized test scores of more than three-thousand low-income students who switched from public to private school during the first year of the Indiana School Choice Scholarship Program. Study co-author Joseph Waddington says they found the math scores of voucher students in private schools dropped compared with their peers who stayed in public schools. The losses continued four years into the program. On English tests, Waddington says there was no clear difference between voucher students and public-school students.
August 21st, 2018|Local News|