The Status of High School Education in Wisconsin

The Status of High School Education in Wisconsin

According to The Status of High School Education in Wisconsin (23 pages, PDF), published by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, it takes more than money to improve students' academic performance. Comparing tenth-graders' scores on the state's standardized tests in 1996-97 and 2003-04, those at the top-tier schools pulled ahead of the statewide average, with those at the bottom-tier schools falling farther behind. However, the spending gap between the two groups during the same period became slightly smaller.