School Choice Score: 78%
Wisconsin has five different school choice programs that cover every student in the state. However, many of these programs micromanage schools and disincentivize the strongest private schools in the state from applying, ultimately denying opportunity for students.
Charter Schools Score: 75%
While Wisconsin does have multiple charter school authorizers the vast majority of charter schools in the state are authorized by school districts. These districts and the regulations they place on charter schools have limited the growth of charters and limited the innovativeness for the students of Wisconsin.
Online Learning Score: 65%
The state does, however, provide a range of full-time and supplemental online learning options to students, and enrollment in both full-time and part-time courses online has been steadily increasing over the past ﬁve years.
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
While student performance data is required to account for 50% of a teacher’s evaluation there is no requirement that the data be an objective measure. Teacher ineffectiveness is not grounds for dismissal. Evidence of effectiveness is not the primary factor for granting tenure. Effective teachers cannot earn performance related pay.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook