Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Community meeting on School Report Cards


WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: High School Theater

In late October, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will issue a School Report Card for every public school in Wisconsin.

Please attend this session to learn more about the School Report Cards.

The following topics will be covered in a presentation with time at the end to answer any questions or discuss items on this topic.


a) The School Report Cards are just one part of a new, statewide accountability system for schools.

b) This system, and the report cards, will continue to evolve in future years.

c) Each school will earn a “score,” called an accountability index score, from 0 to 100 to be displayed on the report card.

d) The accountability index score that the school receives is based on the school’s performance in four priority areas:

1. Student Achievement in reading and mathematics on state tests

2. Student Growth measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement

3. Closing Gaps in performance between specific student groups comparing English language learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of racial or ethnic group with their peers

4. On-track/Postsecondary Readiness, including graduation or attendance rates, reading and math achievement, and ACT participation and performance.

e) The School Report Card displays the school’s performance on three areas of student engagement:

1. Test Participation Rate in reading and mathematics state tests

2. Absenteeism Rate measuring chronic absenteeism

3. Dropout rate measuring the number of students dropping out of school

f) School Report Card is designed to:

i) Help parents understand how their child’s school is doing and where it can improve.

ii) Help all Wisconsin public schools get a better picture of how well they help children learn, advance to the next grade, and graduate ready for college and career.

iii) Inform decision making to help every student in a Wisconsin school succeed, graduate and be ready to pursue further education and a career.

School Report Cards overview of data and explanation

a) BA Kennedy Elementary

b) Bluff View Elementary

c) Bluff View Middle

d) Bluff View Junior High

e) PdC High School

There is a lot of debate on rating schools, what data to use, and how it will be used.

a) How PdC Public Schools plan to use this data and scoring system

b) School Academic Achievement Goals

(1) Short Term

(2) Long Term

Discussion and question/answer time


1. This meeting is open to anyone to attend.

2. School Board Members are invited, but this is only information and discussion based meeting; it is not a Board meeting and no action can be taken.

3. The information in this posting may be outdated by the meeting time as the SRC information has not been publicly posted; the state’s schedule has been pushed back to 10/22/2012. All new information will be shared at this meeting.

School Board members may attend but no action will be taken.

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