School Report Cards
The Journey to Excellence Continues to Show Dividends
Six years ago, the School District of Janesville embarked on a district wide effort focused on raising student achievement titled, Journey to Excellence. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction releases annual School Report Card Scores for all 424 districts in Wisconsin. The School Report Card will help parents understand how their child’s school is doing and where it can improve. The report cards help all Wisconsin public schools get a better picture of how well they help children learn, advance to the next grade, and graduate ready for college and career. Our goal is to help every student in a Wisconsin school succeed, graduate, and be ready to pursue further education and a career. These ratings are based on scores from four priority areas:
- Student Achievement in reading and mathematics on state assessments;
- Student Growth measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement;
- Closing Gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English Language learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of racial or ethnic groups with their peers);
- On-Track to Graduation and Postsecondary Readiness using reliable predictors of high school graduation and postsecondary success.
In addition, the School Report Card displays the school’s performance on three areas of student engagement:
- Test Participation Rate in reading and mathematics state tests
- Absenteeism Rate measuring chronic absenteeism
- Dropout rate measuring the number of students dropping out of school
Based on how well schools perform in the priority areas, schools and districts receive an accountability score on a 0-100 scale and its associated accountability rating and all individual schools are listed below.
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