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Accountability 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.

“While this year’s report card is not as high as previous years due to the effects of the pandemic, we continue to maintain our overall status of Exceeding Expectations,” said Dr. Jim Heiden, Interim Superintendent. “There is no doubt we have our work cut out for us; however, I am confident that we have the tools in place to help our students succeed. We have strong families, engaged learners, and an outstanding staff to accomplish this.”

The 2021-2022 state-issued report card describes performance using up to three years of assessment-based measures. Ben Franklin and Shady Lane, both PreK-2 schools, were rated AR because state testing doesn't begin until grade 3. Report cards for all Wisconsin schools can be found by clicking here.

The report cards are scored in four priority areas:

  • Student Achievement: Measures students' performance on state assessments using a points-based proficiency system. The score is a multi-year average of English Language Arts and Mathematics subscores.
  • School Growth: Measures year-to-year progress on statewide tests using a value-added model that seeks to control circumstances beyond educators' influence.
  • Target Group Outcomes: This area examines outcomes for students over three years with the lowest test scores.
  • On-Track to Graduation: This priority area indicates how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education. The score combines component scores for measures of student engagement and achievement.

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.

Accountability Report Cards