Wisconsin has a public school and school district accountability system to assess individual schools and entire school districts in several priority areas, including:
- Students' performance on state tests
- Graduation rates
- Ability to close achievement gaps for specific groups of students
The report is commonly referred to as the District or School Report Card. Each district and school annually receives an “Overall Accountability Score” that places it in one of five rating categories, ranging from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations. The 0 - 100 index is not “percent correct” but rather an overall score that is computed by weighting the various priority area sub-scores.
Reviewing Performance Reports
Note: The Wisconsin State Legislature recently passed SB 67, also known as the Pause Bill, stipulating that the Department of Public Instruction would not produce School and District Report Cards for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Therefore, the most recent report cards currently available are for the 2013 - 2014 school year. For details see http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/historical.
Review district and school report cards below.