On the whole, Ohio students who used tax-funded vouchers to attend private schools last school year did no better on state tests than public-school students.
That was true in the Columbus City Schools, too, where district students outperformed voucher students on seven of 12 standardized tests. The public-school students bested their private-school counterparts most often in math.
But middle-school voucher students had better passing rates, particularly on last school year's state reading exams. Eighth-graders outscored Columbus district eighth-graders on all three tested subjects - math, reading and science. . . .