WI DPI SCHOOL REPORT CARDS

WI DPI has released the school report cards.  Here is the press release from the district:

Superior, WI, November 14, 2018:
As a learning community, we are continually looking to improve the Superior School District. One source we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for improvement is the School Report Card. The most recent District and School Reports Cards for the state of Wisconsin were released on November 13, 2018, for the 2017-18 School Year.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates a School Report Card and District Report Card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. These public report cards can be found online at: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report cards. The Report Cards are intended to help schools and districts utilize performance data to target their improvement efforts so that students are ready for their next educational step – including the next grade level, graduation, college, and careers.

The current District Report Card is primarily based on last year’s performance, the 2017-18 school year. At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area:
• Student Achievement proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments
• School Growth measured by year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement
• Closing Gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of a racial or an ethnic group with their peers)
• On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness showing reliable predictors of how many students are on-track to graduate from high school and student readiness for post-high school success Schools and districts are also evaluated on their level of student engagement – chronic absenteeism rates and dropout rates – when applicable. The priority area scores are aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed in the top left corner of the School or District Report Cards. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars. Here’s some information we’d like to share from our District report card:
• All 8 Superior Schools met the benchmarks for student engagement (attendance and, for grades 7-12, dropout rates).
• Superior School District exceeded the state average for On-Track and Post secondary Readiness
• Results show that achievement gaps remain for students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students. This is a current focus of District professional development and initiatives.
• Overall, the Superior School District received a score of 68.6, or Meets Expectations. A summary of the scores of each school is below:
     o Bryant: 86.2, Significantly Exceeds Expectations
     o Cooper: 75.1, Exceeds Expectations
     o Four Corners: 72.9, Meets Expectations
     o Great Lakes: 69.7, Meets Expectations
     o Lake Superior: 72.8, Meets Expectations
     o Northern Lights: 64.3, Meets Expectations
     o Superior Middle School: 70.6, Meets Expectations
     o Superior High School: 62.0, Meets Few Expectations

These results help illuminate some of our successes and help to pinpoint areas of focus in our district. We will continue to strive to ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills for living, learning, and working successfully.

School Report Cards be accessed online at http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards along with resources that explain the report cards.

Please contact Amy Starzecki with any questions at 715-394-8710 or amy.starzecki@superior.k12.wi.us.