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Do state school report cards tell us much we don’t already know?

Last week the Department of Public Instruction released state school and school district report cards for the 422 school districts in existence when 2017-18 data was gathered. (There are now 421 school districts due to a consolidation.)

Editor’s Note:  Wisconsin has two accountability systems. Our federal accountability system was purposely designed to address just the lowest-performing schools in the state.  State policymakers wanted to keep the existing state accountability system as one under which no federal permissions would be needed, hence two systems.

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More schools and districts meet or exceed state expectations

Over 96 percent of Wisconsin school districts met or exceeded state expectations in 2017-18, according to school and district report cards released by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). In addition, nearly 84 percent of individual public schools met or exceeded state expectations. Both figures reflect an improvement over the previous year (2016-17). Continue reading More schools and districts meet or exceed state expectations

Governor signs three more K-12 education related bills into law

In a ceremony in his Capitol office, Governor Walker signed three bills the WASB supported into law Tuesday morning (April 3).  Specifically, the governor signed:

Senate Bill 407 – Transfer policies for college credit earned by high school pupils  (Act 215)

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Report Cards Released; Show High Score Fluctuations for Some Schools/Districts

As we posted previously, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the school and district accountability report cards showing 82% of public and private schools in Wisconsin met or exceeded expectations for educating students by earning at least three stars.   Over 95 percent of the state’s public school districts earned a three-star rating or higher.

From the DPI: Continue reading Report Cards Released; Show High Score Fluctuations for Some Schools/Districts

DPI to Release School District and School Report Cards Tomorrow

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is set to publish school and school district report cards tomorrow morning.

We expect DPI’s news release to go out at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, and the public report cards will be available after that, likely by or around 7 a.m.

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State Submits Plan to Comply with Federal ESSA Education Law

Perhaps overshadowed by all the focus this week on the 2017-19 state budget was the submission by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) of Wisconsin’s Consolidated State Plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  As required by federal law, Wisconsin submitted its plan to the U.S. Department of Education on the deadline date of last Monday (Sept. 18).

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Final ESSA Plan Listening Session Held in Madison

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) held the last of six scheduled listening sessions to gather public opinion on Wisconsin’s plan for implementing federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on Tuesday, June 27.

Those who were unable to attend a listening session may submit formal comments through June 30 via the online comment form.