Wisconsin State Report Cards
What is a State Report Card?
Each Fall, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) issues Accountability Report Cards for schools and districts in Wisconsin. This document is meant to be a quick reference for the three types of school-level report cards issued: the public School Report Card, Private School – Choice Students Report Card, and Private School – All Students Report Card.
These report cards help parents and educators understand how their school is doing, as well as where it can improve to help all children learn, advance to the next grade, and graduate ready for college and career. Our goal is for every student in Wisconsin to graduate, and to be ready to pursue further education and a career. The report cards are designed to inform parents and the community, and to drive discussion about our children’s learning.
How can families use the report card?
- Review your child’s School Report Card every year.
- Ask school staff to sponsor a parent meeting to talk about the School Report Card. Review the areas of strengths and improvement it indicates for your child’s school and district. Ask school staff what steps the school is taking to help students succeed and improve.
- Support your child’s learning and your child’s school. Ask your school principal how parents can help the school improve. Attend school events such as family learning nights with your child. Volunteer to help at school events or to work one-on-one with children to improve their skills. Join your school’s parent group to learn more about school programs and efforts that make the school a better place for all students.
- Bring the School Report Card to parent-teacher conferences and talk about the student performance data in the report cards. Ask your child’s teacher about classroom data as well. Ask how you can help your child improve and be on-track to their next milestone.
Where and which report cards are provided?
Report cards are publicly available online: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards. To assist schools and districts in identifying their areas of strength and weakness, but also provide a snapshot of performance, two report card PDFs are provided:
- Summary: a one-page (front and back) overview that summarizes performance and provides the accountability score and rating.
- Detailed: a more in-depth look at the data behind each of the Priority Areas and Student Engagement Indicators. It also provides supplementary detailed data on student performance that can further inform school improvement efforts.
Use the left-hand menu to navigate to the report cards for all School District of Beloit schools.