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Accountability Report Card

The School District of Menomonee Falls received an accountability score of Exceeds Expectations on the recently released DPI issued Report Card which uses multiple measures of student achievement and engagement to describe performance using data from the 2017-18 school year. This high rating supports the continuous improvement and strong academic success of students in the School District of Menomonee Falls.

Each Fall, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every publicly funded school and district in Wisconsin. These Accountability Report Cards include data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four Priority Areas (Student Achievement, Growth, Closing Gaps, and On-track and Post-secondary Success). In addition, given the impact on student success, the Accountability Report Cards also measure chronic absenteeism and dropout rates. A school or district's Overall Accountability Score places the school/district into one of five Overall Accountability Ratings:

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Falls Schools Accountability Report Cards:



Exceeds Expectations



Significantly Exceeds Expectations

North Middle School


Exceeds Expectationss



Exceeds Expectations

Valley View


Exceeds Expectations

Ben Franklin and Shady Lane were not rated as they are in the second year of an alternative report card.

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 the annual state assessments
  • School Growth measured by year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement
  • Closing Gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of a racial or an ethnic group with their peers)
  • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness showing reliable predictors of how many students are on-track to graduate from high school and student readiness for post-high school success

Schools and districts are also evaluated on their level of student engagement – chronic absenteeism rates and dropout rates – when applicable.

The priority area scores are 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. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars.

The Report Cards are intended to help schools and districts utilize performance data to target their improvement efforts so that students are ready for their next educational step – including the next grade level, graduation, college, and careers.

Accountability Report Cards