Wisconsin School Report Cards
At the beginning of October, the district held a community forum on the state's ambitious Agenda 2017 plan for improving learning opportunities for students across Wisconsin. I promised you that we would provide periodic updates, as needed.
One of the first milestones to Agenda 2017 is a new accountability system for Wisconsin's schools. To provide information on school performance, Wisconsin has issued new school report cards. Our schools are rated based on the performance of our students in four areas: state reading and math tests, growth in student achievement, closing achievement gaps among groups of students, and how well students are on track for high school graduation and further education. The final versions of the 2011-2012 report cards are available here. I am pleased to report that all of our schools met expectations or better.
Each report card will be a tool for school improvement and we will use this information as part of our continuous improvement process. At the same time, there is more to a student's education than can easily be reported on a short school report card. The report cards reflect our students' strong achievement in reading and mathematics, but they do not report on our students' performance in science, the arts, civics, career and technical education, world languages, and other experiences that form a well-rounded education.
For more information on the school report cards, please visit this parent guide and walkthrough from DPI. Please feel free to contact me or any of our administrative staff if you have questions about the school report cards or any aspect of our school program.
Thank you for your continued support.
Superintendent of Schools