Accountability Report Card
Menomonee Falls High School again earned a 5-star rating from the state for reaching the top rating of "significantly exceeds expectations," according to annual report cards issued Nov. 16 by the state Department of Public Instruction. Menomonee Falls High School has achieved this highest-rank rating for three reported years, starting with 2017-2018. Menomonee Falls High School earned an overall accountability score ranked in the top 6% of all public, non-charter schools statewide.
The School District of Menomonee Falls received an accountability ranking of Exceeds Expectations on the DPI issued Report Card, which earns SDMF a spot among the top 14% of public school districts in the state. This high rating supports students' continuous improvement and strong academic success in the School District of Menomonee Falls.
"There is a lot to be proud of in this report," said Corey Golla, Superintendent of Schools. "Our student achievement continues to place us among the top districts in Wisconsin, and our growth scores reflect the outstanding collaboration of our students, employees, and families."
- MFHS scored in the Top 6 percent of all public, non-charter high schools in the state.
- SDMF priority area score for growth was the same or higher than 91.1% of districts in the state. The growth priority measures year-to-year student progress on statewide tests.
- SDMF scored strong, collectively across, and is experiencing growth with our most challenged students.
- SDMF scored better than 85 percent of school districts in the state in achievement.
- All SDMF schools ranked in the top quartile of achievement.
- Valley View showed a consistent increase in the percent of students reaching the proficient and advanced performance levels in English Language Arts - a two-year trend.
The 2020-2021 state-issued report card describes performance using up to three years of assessment-based measures. Since assessments were not administered in 2019-20, the 2020-21 report card use results from 2020-21, 2018-19, and 2017-18 school years with more weight given to more recent years.
Ben Franklin and Shady Lane, both PreK-2 schools, were rated AR because state testing doesn't begin until grade 3.
At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas which schools and districts are scored:
- Student Achievement: Measures how students performed 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 on 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