Tuesday, June 12, 2012

School Report Card backed off until fall

Underlining added to show date changes 

Dear District Administrators:

Wisconsin Accountability Reports

  • Revised Release Date - In order to ensure we provide districts with time necessary to fully understand the elements of the report card in the new accountability system, and to ensure we have full waiver approval from the federal government before proceeding with public reports, we will now release the Preliminary school report cards via secure access to districts in September of 2012, with a public release of those reports in October. There will not be a release of school report card data at the end of next week.
  • WKCE proficiency levels based on NAEP - We will release statewide WKCE data revised proficiency levels based on NAEP in July. School and district data will not be ready and available until the fall and will be released in conjunction report card. Work needs to be done before release on school and district level data to ensure individual student privacy requirements are followed. 
  • Summer Opportunities and Resources - Talking points, Q and As, and other resources will be available this summer regarding accessing and interpreting the school report cards. In addition, training opportunities will be available over the summer to understand the components of the new multiple-measures system through report card mockups representing a range of scenarios that districts may see reflect their individual schools. CESAs are being trained this week to conduct trainings on the report card index, and DPI will be making additional training components available in the coming weeks.

We are confident we will have final approval on our federal waiver this summer, and will continue to keep you posted as additional information becomes available.


Michael J. Thompson, PhD
Deputy State Superintendent

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