Recently, the Department of Public Instruction has released the results for statewide student assessments from the 2018-19 school year. Overall statewide results showed slight decreases in English language arts and mathematics proficiency.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the reaction from state legislators including Assembly Committee on Education Chair Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Sens. Jon Erpenbach & Chris Larson and more:
— Speaker Robin Vos (@SpeakerVos) September 19, 2019
Wisconsin has spent a lot on education – more than the majority of states. Even with massive increases in spending, student outcomes have been dwindling. 6 out of every 10 Wisconsin students cannot read, write, or even do math at grade level. https://t.co/t1RrBRXgf0
— Jeremy Thiesfeldt (@Thiesfeldt) September 16, 2019
State Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) stated:
“This is indicative of years of underfunding and undervaluing our public schools, teachers, and students. When students come to school without basic needs met (food, clothing, sleep), society expects the schools to fill that gap. If this gap isn’t filled, students will struggle to be college or career ready when they graduate. Filling this “gap” means meeting every individual’s need, and right now students are entering the classroom with more challenges than ever before.”
- Speaker Vos: Wisconsin student assessment scores.
- Rep. Thiesfeldt: DPI’s test results are shocking, students deserve better.
- Sen. Erpenbach: Wisconsin school put students first, Legislature should do the same.
- Sen. Larson: Reaction to the release of Wisconsin Student Assessment System results.
- Rep. Considine: Schools need our continued support.