measures for students and schools
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has started a new program to measure and improve student achievement and school performance. This program begins with the 2012-13 school year and applies to all public schools in the state. The program was designed with input from parents, teachers and community members. Although Wisconsin has a long tradition of outstanding public schools, the demands of today's complex, global society make it imperative to find new ways to ensure that all students leave high school ready to succeed in higher education and careers.
One of the first parts of this new program is the school report card to be published in early October. A report card has been prepared for every public school in the state. The card measures schools' performance using a variety of methods including student test scores and gives them a rating on a five-point scale. These cards will be issued each year. Read more about the report card on the state Department of Public Education's website: http://dpi.wi.gov/oea/acct/accountability.html
Other parts of the new accountability program for schools include new methods for evaluating teacher performance, a new student testing system with higher expectations for student achievement, statewide common core academic standards and new ways for students to earn college and technical college credit in high school. Read more about the new program called Agenda 2017 on the state Department of Public Instruction's website: http://dpi.wi.gov/sprntdnt/2017_resources.html