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As the fight against COVID-19 changes our daily lives, the Wisconsin Policy Forum maintains its commitment to providing the highest level of nonpartisan public policy research on state and local issues in Wisconsin. We have shifted our research agenda to produce several crisis-related reports.

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The Wisconsin Policy Forum is a nonpartisan, independent statewide policy research organization with offices in Milwaukee and Madison. Our mission is to provide informed, nonpartisan analysis of critical policy issues affecting local governments, school districts, and the state of Wisconsin. Our research and facilitation activities encourage elected officials and community leaders to find effective, data-driven solutions to pressing policy challenges, and promote productive discussion among the public and private sectors.

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With parents and policymakers alike concerned about the pandemic’s effect on student learning, recently released data from statewide testing last spring could have illuminated specific challenges and opportunities. The data appear to confirm that student learning suffered, but a surge in students missing the exams – particularly in the largest districts and among less privileged groups – undercut the data’s value and mean education leaders must look elsewhere for additional insights on student needs.

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