Resources for the new School Report Cards
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has produced report cards for Wisconsin schools. The School Report Cards are the accountability reporting for the 2011-12 school year.
Public Preliminary School Report Cards were posted on the DPI website October 22. The deadline for districts to submit possible data-related issues to DPI was November 2. See the Report Card Release Information document, below, for more detail.
Each CESA and the five largest districts have selected Accountability Trainers to assist schools and districts in the transition to the new accountability system. Schools and districts may contact OEA or their Accountability Trainer with questions about School Report Cards, the accountability system, or with questions about the following resources.
- Interpretive Guide (12/2/12)
- Technical Guide (12/2/12)
- Parent Guide (10/19/12)
- Informational Update on School Report Cards (9/17/12)
- e-Learning Module: A Guide to Wisconsin’s School Report Card (9/24/12)
- e-Learning Module: A Guide to Wisconsin’s School Report Card (Ipad Version) (9/24/12)
- Report Card FAQ (10/29/12)
- Note: The Report Card Review Period Inquiry Form is no longer available because the deadline for submitting inquiries has passed. Questions and comments can still be directed to email@example.com
Sample Report Cards Available
DPI released sample school accountability report cards reflecting the work of the School and District Accountability Design Team, as well as the approved ESEA federal waiver. Each year schools will receive a report card that serves as their state accountability report.
Sample Report Cards
- School Report Card Introduction
- School Report Card (sample): this version provides overall school performance information
- Technical Report Card (samples): this version provides technical data and when used with the companion document, Accountability Index Technical Guide, users can calculate accountability scores; includes the following
College & Career Ready Cut Scores
- Statewide Impact Data Using New College & Career Readiness Benchmarks
- State WSAS Reading and Mathematics Proficiencies by Subgroup and Grade
The 2011-12 school-level report cards will be finalized and released in the fall. Over the summer and into the fall, DPI will work with schools and districts to build a collective understanding of the new accountability system and, specifically, the report cards. We are working with a cadre of Accountability Trainers from districts and CESAs to develop online interactive modules to accompany the final school-level report cards.
DPI’s Request for ESEA Flexibility has been approved by the US Department of Education. Wisconsin’s waiver is an ambitious education reform package that sets higher expectations for students, educators, and schools with a clear focus on all graduates being college and career ready.
- Press Release July, 6 2012
- Secretary Duncan’s Approval Letter
- Wisconsin’s Approved ESEA Flexibility Request
For a summary of Wisconsin’s request and related documentation, please access the materials below. Regular updates will be sent to district administrators and posted here on an ongoing basis.
- Updates from the State Superintendent's Office
- Waiver Summary (July 6, 2012)
- Public Notice of Intent to Seek Waiver - NCLB Accountability (January 23, 2012)
- Waiver article from ConnectEd
An educator effectiveness system for Wisconsin teachers and principals was signed into law April 2, 2012. This system is based on the work of the Educator Effectiveness Design Team. The Educator Effectiveness Design Team developed a framework for an evaluation system for all Wisconsin educators. The intention is to develop a system of continuous improvement of educator practice—from pre-service through service—that leads to improved student learning. The EE System is designed to evaluate teachers and principals through a fair, valid, and reliable process using multiple measures across two components: educator practice and student outcomes. The EE System must be implemented statewide by the 2014-15 school year. A wealth of information can be accessed on the EE System page: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/.
School & District Accountability Design Team
The School & District Accountability Design Team created the backbone of a state accountability system for Wisconsin, which greatly informed the Request for ESEA Flexibility.
State Superintendent Tony Evers and Governor Scott Walker convened the Design Team as a collaborative effort to reform the way Wisconsin holds schools and districts accountable for student performance. Click here for details on the Design Team.