The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) creates a School Report Card and District Report Card annually for every publicly funded school and district in the state. DPI has produced two versions of each Report Card: a quick one-pager labeled “School Report Card” and lengthier, detailed version labeled, “School Report Card Detail.” Both versions can be accessed online here along with resources that explain the report cards.
The Report Cards are intended to help schools and districts utilize data on specific measures to target improvement efforts to ensure students are ready for the next educational step, including the next grade level, graduation, college, and careers.
At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area:
- Student Achievement proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics on state assessments
- Student Growth measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement
- Closing Gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English language learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of a racial or an ethnic group with their peers)
- On-Track and Post-secondary Readiness is a measurement using reliable predictors of high school graduation and potential post high school success
The priority area scores are then aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed in the top left corner of the School or District Report Cards. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. The score is primarily based on our performance last year across the four priority areas.
Schools and districts are also evaluated on their level of student engagement – test participation rates, chronic absenteeism rates, and dropout rates when applicable. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as one to five stars.
WISEdash Public Portal
If you are looking for aggregated and redacted school-level data, the WISEdash public portal is the site to visit. Key WISEdash features also include:
- Side-by-side: Compare two school district or two schools in WSAS, AP, ACT, Attendance, and Enrollment
- Multi-district and multi-school: Compare any 5 districts or 5 schools to each other or compare to statewide
- Trends: See trends over the last 5 years
- Date Files: Get statewide data files back to 1995
For assistance in interpreting the data, or to receive a hard copy of the information, please contact the MPSD Education Department.
MPSD Director of Education Deborah Shimanek
MPSD Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Jason Bull