Over the summer, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction received approval for its NCLB waiver request from the federal government in an effort to ensure all students are graduating college, career, and community ready. The new state report cards will be calculated using the new WKCE proficiency cut scores, which are based on the national NAEP assessment proficiency levels.
Individual school report cards will be released to the public in early October. You will see a significant change to percentages of students in each performance category. Many students who were formally proficient will be basic; many students identified as advanced will be proficient. While our students are still performing at the same levels, the measure has changed and the level of the expectations has increased.
One way to look at this is like this: You are buying a new pair of sneakers for your child. If you look inside at the tag, the U.S. size is a 10, the European size is a 41. Regardless of what unit of measurement you use, your child's foot is still the same size. The same is true with the new scores; achievement is the same, it's just being measured differently.
Parent Guide on School Report Cards
High School Letter to Parents - English
High School Letter to Parents - Spanish
High School Report Cards Handout - English
High School Report Cards Handout - Spanish
Letter to Parents - English
Letter to Parents - Spanish
School Report Cards Handout - English
School Report Cards Handout - Spanish
Below is an excellent DPI video that covers the changes at the state level to ensure every child graduates college, career, and community ready.
We've created the following presentation to help parents and community members understand what the changes and categories on the report card mean.
Please check this website, your school newsletters and look for future communication from your building principal on the release of the report card.