Education Watch: State Report Card Ratings: How Did Your District Do?

Nov 18, 2022 | Wisconsin Voices Blog

From the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

“The report cards measure… achievement on standardized tests, growth in performance on those tests, outcomes for the lowest performing students and whether students are on track to graduate.

Statewide, 95% of districts met, exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations.” Read more here. See your report cards here.


Additional context from IRG Senior Research Director Quinton Klabon:

  • Some districts are succeeding, even with high poverty. Stanley-Boyd and Westfield managed 4-star achievement and growth with over 50% poverty.
  • Choice works. Above are the top low-income schools in Wisconsin. Only 15% of low-income schools are choice (purple), but they make up 16 of the top 20 schools. (Yellows are charter and reds are traditional.)
  • Our report cards are too easy. Of all 2,083 rated schools, 11% are 5 stars, 38% are 4 stars, 35% are 3 stars, 12% are 2 stars, and 4% are 1 star. Wisconsin only ranks 18th in reading. Do you think that 86% of our schools “meet expectations?”