District Report Card
The DPI state report cards issued each fall, are part of the state's accountability system measuring last year's data in four major measures - achievement, closing gaps, growth, and keeping students on track. The results of the state report cards offer the School District of Menomonee Falls the opportunity to review, reflect, and redirect to support continuous improvement and strong academic success. The state's report cards are one of many data points we consistently monitor throughout the year that help guide our decision-making.
“The report cards now are a measure of our students’ performance since the fall of 2020,” said David Muñoz, Superintendent of Schools. “We were pleased to see improvement in the English Language Arts scores on this year’s Forward Exam, and we know that continued focus on English Language Arts and math is imperative,” he said. “This year, through our continuous improvement process, our instructional teams are working diligently to identify strategies and resources which will improve student achievement, particularly in reading. Through our upcoming strategic planning process, we’ll be able to further align resources and ensure a consistent focus on student learning in the years to come.”
The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s 2022-23 school year performance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPI encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings on the 2022-23 report cards. DPI encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings. Multiple years of data impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are used throughout the report card.
- The 2022-2023 state-issued report card describes performance using up to three years of assessment-based measures.
- Achievement and Growth require two years of data (2022-23 and 2021-22 required) and may use up to three years of data (including 2020-21).
- The graduation, attendance, and absenteeism components in On-Track to Graduation use lagged data (from 2021-22), and absenteeism scores may use up to three years of data (including 2020-21 and 2019-20).
- Target Group Outcomes follows the same rules as the Achievement, Growth, and On-Track to Graduation priority areas, including lagged data as well as multiple years of data.
Please see the Report Card Weighting Calculator to learn more about how priority areas are re-weighted when data for a particular priority area are not available.
The report cards are scored in four priority areas:
- Achievement - proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments
- Growth - year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement
- Target Group Outcomes - outcomes for students with the lowest test scores
- On-Track to Graduation - reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education
The priority area scores are aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed in a graph in the middle of the left side of the report card. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a "percent correct" measurement. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations and corresponding one to five stars. Please click on Report Cards At-a-Glance for additional background information.