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State Report Cards for Schools and Districts

2013-14 School Report Cards were released on September 16, 2014.

Sheboygan Area School District "Meets Expectation" on State Report Card


The Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) scored 68.9 and is rated as ‘Meets Expectations’
. This is the second year in a row the SASD received this score and rating. District Assessment Coordinator Jake Konrath said, “We are pleased that the SASD is meeting state expectations; however, we are continually striving for improvement. The report cards are one measure we will use, in combination with other school data, as part of our established process to determine our areas of strength and where we need to focus improvement.”

In the SASD, 21 of 22 schools meet or exceed expectations, no schools failed to meet expectations and three schools received an alternate rating - satisfactory.

The Report Cards give both schools and districts an Accountability Score, from 0-100, based on performance in four priority areas:

  • Student achievement in reading 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 ethnic group with their peers)
  • On-track and Postsecondary Readiness, using graduation or attendance rate, reading and math achievement, and ACT participation and performance.

In addition, schools and districts are measured by Student Engagement Indicators. If schools do not meet the set expectations (or limitations) for Test Participation, Absenteeism, and Dropouts, there is a point deduction from their overall score.

The District Report Card shows SASD student achievement in math is in line with the state average; however, overall student achievement is down slightly from the state average.

Year over year comparison of district report cards shows in increase in overall student growth scores, meaning the district has more students reaching higher performance levels.

The report card also shows the district is making progress in closing the achievement gaps in reading, with a score slightly above the state average.

It’s important to note that the overall accountability score is not a “percent correct” score that correlates to a letter grade on a test. Rather, it is placed into one of five accountability ratings from ‘significantly exceeds expectations’ to ‘fails to meet expectations’.  In Wisconsin, nine districts significantly exceed expectations, 159 exceed expectations, and 247 meet expectations. Only eight districts met few or failed to meet expectations.

Questions can be directed to school principals or to Jake Konrath, Coordinator of
Assessment at (920) 459-3560. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has also posted resources for parents on the Report Card website at http://reportcards.dpi.wi.gov/

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