The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is required by state statute (Wis. Stat. 115.385) to generate a school report card and district report card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. Report cards for private schools participating in the Private School Choice Program have been required since the 2015-16 school year. The report cards are intended to help schools use performance data to improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards. The 2020-2021 report card will be released on Nov.11th.
The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance for the 2020-21 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPI encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings on the 2020-21 report cards. Only scores of Choice students at MLHS make up the overall grade given on this report card.
At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools receive a score for each priority area:
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: the Target Group.
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 on the front page of the school 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 receives one of five rating categories, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars.
School report cards can be accessed online at http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards along with resources that explain the report cards. Our school report card is also posted on our website at www.mlhslancers.org/academics or can be found below.