School Performance Data
District and School Report Cards
As part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every publicly funded school and district in Wisconsin. These report cards include data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four Priority Areas (Achievement, Growth, Target Group Outcomes, and On-track to Graduation). In addition, the report cards provide course and program participation information for grades 9-12 for public schools and districts. A school or district's overall accountability score places the school/district into one of five overall accountability ratings ranging from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations. The 0-100 index is not "percent correct," but rather an overall score that is computed by weighing the various priority area sub-scores.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, formerly Elementary and Secondary Education Act or ESEA) requires each state to share certain data with the public. Additional information on ESSA is available on DPI's Federal Accountability page. The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) is a comprehensive statewide program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas and whether they can apply what they know. More information on the WSAS is available on the DPI website.
WISEdash Public Portal is a resource for parents, educators, students and community members interested in learning about school and student data published by the DPI. Student enrollment, attendance and results of certain tests (like Forward and ACT) are now available in WISEdash. More information about the data is available on DPI's WISEdash "About the Data" page.