Wisconsin DPI Report Card Overview
As part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every publicly funded school and district in Wisconsin. These Accountability Report Cards include data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four Priority Areas (Student Achievement, Growth, Target Group Outcomes, and On-track to Graduation). In addition, given the impact on student success, the Accountability Report Cards also measure chronic absenteeism and dropout rates. A school or district's Overall Accountability Score places the school/district into one of five Overall Accountability Ratings:
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction first issued school report cards in 2011-2012, intended to create a more standardized methodology for parents and community members to determine the effectiveness of their local schools. A parent guide to School Report Cards can be found here. To view each school's report card detail or report cards for schools across the state, please visit DPI's Accountability Web Site.
DPI school report cards include outcomes for each school in four priority areas: student achievement, student growth, target group outcomes, and on-track to graduation.
Achievement: students’ level of knowledge and skills attained compared against state academic standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
Student Growth: how rapidly students are gaining knowledge and skills from year to year, focusing on the pace of improvement in students’ performance.
Target Group Outcomes: outcomes for students with the lowest test scores in their school. The Target Group Outcomes are displayed for achievement, growth, chronic absenteeism, and attendance or graduation rate.
On-track to Graduation: how successfully students are achieving educational milestones that predict later success.