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A recent report casts a critical eye on D.C.’s school voucher program for low-income youth. The study shows that students in the program showed lower math scores after being in enrolled for one year. Additionally, math and reading scores were lower for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Are test scores the only measure of success for the voucher program? How are school choice advocates measuring program impact? Kojo discusses student achievement and how test scores are factored into assessments of student voucher programs.
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