District and State Assessments
From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:
“As part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. These Accountability Report Cards include data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four Priority Areas:
- Student 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.
- Closing Gaps – how much the school or district is closing statewide achievement gaps between student groups (comparing low-income students, English learners, students with disabilities, and members of minority racial or ethnic groups with their peers).
- On-track and Postsecondary Readiness – how successfully students are achieving educational milestones that predict later success.
In addition, given the impact on student success, performance on two Student Engagement Indicators are also included.
- Absenteeism Rate, with a goal of 13 percent or less.
- Dropout Rate, with a goal of six percent or less.
A district's or school’s Overall Accountability Score places the district or school into one of five Overall Accountability Ratings: Significantly Exceeds Expectations, Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations and Fails to Meet Expectations.”
Below, you can find copies of the most recent school district report cards for the Stoughton Area School District.